Submitted by Dunfermline Young Archaeologists' Club on 26-08-2016 09:59:47
The project kicks off with two days of activity on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of October, 11:00 - 14:00.
We'll be meeting in the GlassRoom, Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline, and all YAC members are encouraged to take part. Lunch will be provided each day.
As well as support from SUP, we will have Stephen Reid of Immersive Minds providing techie know-how.
The project will make use of the research and recording undertaken by Abbot House volunteers during an earlier SUP project to make a video about the life of the house as a heritage centre.
First we try to work out just what Abbot House might have looked like when it was first built. We'll be gathering data in the field and using old maps and plans as well as getting stuck-in with Minecraft itself.
Everyone will need to design their own medieval character to to work on Abbot House in Minecraft, so start thinking who you would like to be in medieval Dunfermline.
Recreating Abbot House in Minecraft isn't just fun, it is useful historical research. One of our leaders is studying Abbot House as part of her University degree; we will be helping her and other historians and archaeologists to understand Abbot House.
If anyone has any queries about the project and Dunfermline YAC just drop an email to email@example.com.