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Day of Archaeology: blog posts from the Society

31st July 2017 | Categories: Research, ScARF

The ‘Day of Archaeology’ is an annual event where archaeologists (and those involved in archaeology) from all sectors, from all parts of the world write a blog post on the same day (this year on the 27th August). The aim is to illustrate the variety of the work that is done under the ‘archaeology’ banner and…

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20th April 2017 | Categories: Research, ScARF, Up and coming events

This workshop has now been rescheduled due to illness and will now take place on Monday the 26th June. Places are still available.  Most archaeologists working in Scotland (and the wider UK) will know about OASIS ( OASIS is currently undergoing redevelopment and part of that process involves trying to realise a long held ambition…

“Scotland’s earliest people, their landscape and houses” – Alan Saville Memorial Conference

“Scotland’s earliest people, their landscape and houses” – Alan Saville Memorial Conference

13th April 2017 | Categories: Conference, Lecture, Research, ScARF

Conference On the 17th June 2017, there will be a day conference in honour of Alan Saville, past Society of Antiquaries of Scotland President. The day will comprise a set of brief talks but, more importantly, lots of discussion related to the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic occupation of Scotland, focused on the possible dwellings and ‘houses’…

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ScARF Skills Building Workshop: Lithics

30th January 2017 | Categories: Research, ScARF, Up and coming events

Applications are now closed. For details of future workshops, please visit the ScARF website. Throughout 2017 and 2018, ScARF will be hosting a programme of free to attend workshops for those working in archaeology and museums with the aim of encouraging collaboration and building on existing skills within the sector. The aim is to take…

Dr Lisa Marie Shillito discussing sampling strategy at the Ness of Brodgar

Research in Progress 2017

25th January 2017 | Categories: Conference, Research, Up and coming events

Archaeological Research in Progress Day Conference Planning is underway for the Archaeological Research in Progress (ARP) conference which will take place on Saturday 27 May 2017  in Edinburgh. The Society is managing the event this year (with our partners Archaeology Scotland) and we are keen to put together a programme reflecting the best practise and…

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Scottish History Society publications free to view

15th November 2016 | Categories: Publications, Research

The Scottish History Society, in collaboration with the National Library of Scotland, have made sources available that are vital to the study, writing and teaching of Scotland’s history.  Containing more than 180 volumes in total, the six series cover all periods from the 12th to the 20th centuries and a very wide range of topics. …

History Preserving the Monuments of Antiquity

2016 Rhind Lectures now online!

24th October 2016 | Categories: Lecture, Research

The 2016 Rhind Lectures by Professor Roey Sweet are now available to view from our Resources section of the website.  Head there now and enter “Rhind” into the search box! “Antiquaries, archaeologists and the invention of the historic town c.1700-1860” was presented by Professor Roey Sweet, University of Leicester, Centre for Urban History.  The lectures were…

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Newly released: Future Thinking on Carved Stones in Scotland

26th August 2016 | Categories: Publications, Research, ScARF

The latest report to be added to the ScARF family is Future Thinking on Carved Stones in Scotland. This freely available resource was created by Dr Sally Foster (University of Stirling) and Dr Katherine Forsyth (University of Glasgow), with co-authors Dr Susan Buckham (University of Stirling) and Dr Stuart Jeffrey (Glasgow School of Art), although over 50…

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ScARF Student Bursary Report: 14C and Archaeology report #5

1st August 2016 | Categories: Research, ScARF, Student Report

After finishing a Master at the University of Granada (Spain), I started a PhD at the same university, focused on the use of radiocarbon dating in Archaeology. In particular, we decided to undertake a radiocarbon dating program to explore the chronology and temporality of the megalithic phenomenon in South-eastern Iberia. Despite the extremely rich megalithic…

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ScARF Student Bursary Report: 14C and Archaeology report #4

1st August 2016 | Categories: Conference, Research, ScARF, Student Report

Steering towards the final phase of my PhD, I am very grateful for receiving the student bursary from the Scottish Archaeological Research Framework, which enabled me to attend and present at the 8th International Symposium of 14C & Archaeology in Edinburgh. The smoothly organised symposium was spread out over five days, two of which were…

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