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Nunalleq project members speak at Community Archaeology seminar in Aberdeen!

March 7, 2016

As some of you will already know, Mike Smith recently paid a visit to Aberdeen in order to meeting with Rick and the team, to see artefacts from Nunalleq during conservation and also to attend an international seminar on Community Archaeology. The workshop, called ‘Community Archaeologies in Practice: Global Perspectives’, saw university researchers and community members from Japan, Alaska and Scotland came together to share their experiences of doing community-based archaeology across four unique research projects: Nunalleq, Rebun Island (Hokkaido), Bennachie (Aberdeenshire) and Rhynie (also in Aberdeenshire).

Community Workshop

The seminar took place in the Sir Duncan Rice Library in Aberdeen, and included community archaeology participants from around the world.


The diverse audience of undergraduates, postgraduates and staff along with professionals and other members of the public were treated to moving presentations on the challenges and benefits of linking communities and academic researchers. Mike’s presentation was very well-received, and he gave a great account of the Nunalleq project from the community’s perspective. It was great meeting you in Aberdeen Mike!

Jeff (c/o Kate)

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