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February 2020
Free

Glasgow Potteries and the British Empire

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Lecture by Graeme Cruickshank MA AMA FMA FSAScot (independent scholar). The Scottish potteries of the industrial era produced vast amounts of wares, with dozens of factories in a number of towns producing millions of items annually, far more than the domestic market could assimilate.  Huge quantities of goods were exported, decade after decade, with the erstwhile British Empire being a prime target.  The potteries of Glasgow took advantage of the situation with unparalleled zeal. Lecture free, but booking advised to avoid disappointment.

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Glasgow Potteries and the British Empire

February 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Lecture by Graeme Cruickshank MA AMA FMA FSAScot (independent scholar). The Scottish potteries of the industrial era produced vast amounts of wares, with dozens of factories in a number of towns producing millions of items annually, far more than the domestic market could assimilate.  Huge quantities of goods were exported, decade after decade, with the erstwhile British Empire being a prime target.  The potteries of Glasgow took advantage of the situation with unparalleled zeal. Free and no booking required. Places available on a…

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March 2020
Free

Connecting Tools and Materials in the Dutch Neolithic

Ypenburg

Lecture by Professor Annelou van Gijn, University of Leiden Lecture in partnership with the Prehistoric Society Archaeological artefacts like flint are frequently studied in isolation and not as part of a toolkit, let alone as part of a technological system. This lecture will show how a combination of microwear (use wear) analysis and experimental archaeology can shed light on the technological and functional relationships between different find categories. This will be illustrated by two case studies, one on Neolithic amber…

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Connecting Tools and Materials in the Dutch Neolithic

March 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ypenburg

Lecture by Professor Annelou van Gijn, University of Leiden Archaeological artefacts like flint are frequently studied in isolation and not as part of a toolkit, let alone as part of a technological system. This lecture will show how a combination of microwear (use wear) analysis and experimental archaeology can shed light on the technological and functional relationships between different find categories. This will be illustrated by two case studies, one on Neolithic amber and jet ornaments, the second on the…

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April 2020

Getting Ahead in Archaeology

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The lecture will be given by Dr Rebecca Crozier and has been organised by the Aberdeen & North East Section of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Free. No booking required. Places available on a first come first served basis.

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Neolithic Scotland: the Big Picture and Detailed Narratives in 2020

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - April 26 @ 5:00 pm
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by Dr Alison Sheridan FBA FSA Scot FSA ACIfA MDAI This series of six lectures will offer a comprehensive view of our current state of knowledge about Scotland’s Neolithic (c. 4000–c. 2500 BC). From DNA to coprolite research, and from Alpine jadeitite axeheads to lidar surveying, the many and diverse strands of evidence will be synthesized in an attempt to present a big picture and to tease out regional and chronological variation in the way Scotland’s early farming communities lived…

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James Sutherland (c 1639-1719): Botanist, Antiquary & Numismatist

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh,
20a Inverleith Row
Edinburgh , EH3 5LR United Kingdom
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Lecture by Robert Betteridge (NLS), Nick Holmes (NMS) and Lorna Mitchell (RBGS) Thursday 30 April 2020 at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Following his appointment as “Intendant” of the Physic Garden by the founders Robert Sibbald and Andrew Balfour James Sutherland went on to obtain a Regius Professorship of Botany and appointment to the position of King’s Botanist. In this talk we will learn more about the man behind the Garden that was to become the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and…

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May 2020

8000 Years of Aden and Deer: The Archaeology of the Monastery of Deer and Aden Country Park

May 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The lecture will be given by Alison Cameron MCIfA FSAScot, and has been organised by the Aberdeen & North East Section of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Free. No booking required. Places available on a first come first served basis.

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