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The Archaeological Unit

St Nicholas Church Excavation

During 2006, a team of archaeologists led by Aberdeen City Council's Archaeology Unit carried out a major excavation at Aberdeen's historic Kirk of St Nicholas. It was the most extensive and productive excavation to have taken place within a Scottish medieval parish church in modern times.

The Archaeological Unit
Learn more about Aberdeen City Council's Archaeology Unit and the historic Kirk of St Nicholas.

St Nicholas Kirk Excavations
A short film about the St Nicholas Kirk Excavations.

Look at the Excavations
A virtual scene of the St Nicholas Kirk Excavations.

St Nicholas Kirk Dig
A short film showing the archaeologists at work in the dig.

Look at the Dig
A virtual scene of the dig.

Excavating a Skeleton
A short film showing an archaeologist excavating a skeleton.