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Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology

Archaeological collections from the first human settlement of Europe during the Palaeolithic up to the end of the Roman period.

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Medieval Archaeology and History

The material evidence of a crucial thousand-year period from the fifth to the fifteenth century AD.

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Renaissance and Early Modern History

Objects relating to Scottish history from c.1450-1750, including the Scottish Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, the Anglo-Scottish Union of 1707, and the Jacobite Rebellions of 1715 and 1745.

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Modern and Contemporary History

Cultural, social, political, military and domestic history in Scotland from c.1750 to the present day.

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