The Archaeology Group started in 2013 with a keen and knowledgeable group leader and an enthusiastic bunch of group members. We looked at Roman activity in Cullen and Portsoy, looked at a neolithic cairn and learned about crannogs. One site visit was to Burghead to look at the Iron Age/Pictish promontory hill fort which was attacked by the Vikings. In the winter months we learned of the Neolithic period in Orkney and the Iron Age. In a brief study of the Vikings we learned of their incredible journeys, not just as raiders, but as traders, settlers and explorers.
Sadly our group leader had to leave due to personal reasons and this interest group is now suspended until a new group leader can be found.
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This Interest Group is temporarily suspended until a replacement Group Leader can be found. If you feel you could lead this group then please contact the Moray Coast U3A Secretary on our Contact page. Please note that a reformed Archaeology Group does not have to meet every month and different sessions can be organised by different members of the group. The group leader is essentially the point of contact; the organisation of individual meetings can be delegated to other members of the group. U3A Headquarters are able to provide materials for use with archaeology groups.
There are a number of keen U3A members who would love to continue their archeological education with the U3A if there was a new group leader to lead the group. There is a possibility that our U3A could undertake a survey for SCAPE - Scotland`s Local Heritage at Risk - an organisation which needs volunteers to monitor, record and submit information about our local coastal heritage. Training is provided. This would sit well with Field Archeology. Further information will be placed here as it becomes available.