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May 2018

Archaeological Research in Progress 2018

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Engine Shed,
Forthside Way
Stirling , FK8 1QZ United Kingdom

ARP 2018 – bookings now open! The national conference examining recent and ongoing archaeological projects across Scotland will take place at the Engine Shed in Stirling on Saturday 26th May 2018. This conference is supported by Historic Environment Scotland and is delivered in partnership with Archaeology Scotland and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. The all-day conference gives the audience the opportunity to hear first-hand about  the most recent archaeological projects across Scotland and should not be missed. Offering great…

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June 2018

Rhind Lectures 2018

"The Broch is an Iron Age drystone hollow-walled structure of a type only found in Scotland. Brochs include some of the most sophisticated examples of drystone architecture ever created, and belong to the classification "complex Atlantic Roundhouse" devised by Scottish archaeologists in the 1980s."

Rhind Lectures 2018 Sponsored by The Antiquary, a Tomatin Distillery whisky     ‘Drystone technologies: Neolithic tensions and Iron Age compressions’ Dr John Barber MA, BA, FSA, FSA Scot, MCIfA The technical engineering capacities of prehistoric builders of large Neolithic and Iron Age structures are intriguing. Invasive introduction has been the favoured explanatory mechanism for structural innovation in these islands, rather than the converse appeal to domestic design genius. However, drystone engineering so constrains the builders’ design ambitions that similar structures…

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August 2018

Sales Preview Evening Reception

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lyon & Turnbull Ltd,
33 Broughton Place
Edinburgh, EH1 3RR United Kingdom
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Joint event with Lyon and Turnbull Join us for a special preview of the Scottish Applied Arts sale with our friends at Lyon and Turnbull, who have kindly offered to host the event for a third year.  Several experts will discuss their area of interest in the fine and decorative arts with a strong emphasis on Scottish material culture and history.  There will then be opportunity to browse auction items on display, meet the specialists and enjoy refreshments. Free but…

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Summer Excursion – 11th August 2018

August 11 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Loch tay Crannog

  The Scottish Crannog Centre, Loch Tay – Saturday 11th August Let us take you back 2,500 years to the early Iron Age......  Crannogs are a type of ancient loch-dwelling found throughout Scotland and Ireland, built as individual homes to accommodate extended families. Scotland's award winning crannog reconstruction on Loch Tay was built by The Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology to promote the research, recording, preservation and interpretation of Scotland's underwater heritage. Fellows of the Society will be treated to…

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