18 Mar Headland Discovers Medieval Knight’s Grave in Edinburgh’s Old High School in Advance of New Green Development
A team from Headland’s Edinburgh office has recently discovered the remains of a medieval knight or noble in the car park of the former University of Edinburgh’s Archaeology department, coincidently where most of the team studied. The burial relates to the Dominican Friary built on the site during the 13th century. We are looking forward to post excavation analyses that will tell us more about the individual buried there.
The grave and other remains relating to the medieval Friary as well as to the Old High School, are potentially some of the most important archaeological discoveries in Edinburgh in recent years. The development team for the University of Edinburgh’s new centre ‘Carbon for Carbon Innovation’ has had input from Headland as archaeological consultants since 2010. A film crew from BBC visited the site Wednesday 13th March to film the discoveries.