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University of Edinburgh

Room G09, Centre for Open Learning

Thomson's Land, Holyrood Road

Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ

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Join Dr Alex Hale as he introduces the concept of archaeological study with a focus on graffiti, which has been recognised since Prehistory. This interactive session will discover the range of public and private markings that range from the past to the present day.


You will get hands-on with the history of graffiti and its place in archaeological study. Consider the reasons, ways and messages behind markings that can be found dating back to Prehistory. Why were these markings made? How did they make them? And what did they mean?

You will use the archaeological techniques of discovery, recording and reconstruction to answer these questions and get hands-on during a graffiti field walk around Edinburgh. Here you will examine a range of hidden and public messages on our streets.

This event will introduce not only an emerging area of archaeology but also an everyday phenomenon. Come along and see what untold stories are hidden on our streets!

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The event is free and open to the public, as well as staff and students at the University of Edinburgh. This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties. If you have any accessibility needs, please let our friendly team know in advance of the event by emailing col@ed.ac.uk or calling 0131 650 4400.

This event is hosted as part of the Festival of Creative Learning at the University of Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ

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