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Archaeology

Welcome to The Archaeology Service for Aberdeenshire, Moray and Angus. We are a small team of archaeologists located within Aberdeenshire Council's Infrastructure Services, based in Aberdeen.

The Archaeology Service has the job of locating, evaluating, safeguarding, and explaining all known archaeological sites within this area.

Online Databases

Search our online databases (SMRs)

Details of over 30,000 sites are available for free.


Special Archaeology in the Area

Special Archaeology in the Area

Understand what is unique to the North East.


Our Projects

Our Projects

Discover past and current Community work.


Aerial Photography

Aerial Photography

Learn about its uses and how cropmarks form.


Treasure Trove Law

Treasure Trove Law in Scotland

What it means for your finds.


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NE Scotland Regional Research Framework

Find out about the archaeology of the area and the research into it.

What to do...

What to do if I am a...?

Quick guides on archaeology from Planning Applications to being a Landowner.


Sites to Visit

Sites to Visit

Recommendations for archaeology you should see in the area.


Historical Maps

Historical Maps

Explore the online National Map Library collection for the NE.


Reporting Your Finds

Reporting Your Finds

What to do to let us know about your discoveries.

Contact Us

Archaeology Service

Woodhill House
Westburn Road
Aberdeen
AB16 5GB
Tel: +44 (0)1224 664221
Fax: +44 (0)1224 6646799 archaeology@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

 

Read our Annual Report for 2012-13 (152kb)