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March 2019
Free

Archaeological Science: looking to the future

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
‘Pre-treatment of bone for radiocarbon dating’

Lecture by Dr Lisa Brown MA(Hons) MSc FSA Scot MCIfA, Historic Environment Scotland The application of science as a tool for analyzing and interpreting archaeological remains is becoming much more commonplace. From the first measurements of the radiocarbon dates almost 70 years ago, providing an increasingly robust understanding of the chronology of the past, through to ancient DNA and isotopes, giving an insight into people’s diet and where they come from. This lecture will explore some of the challenges and opportunities of working with…

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Archaeological Science: looking to the future

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shetland Museum and Archives,
Hay's Dock
Lerwick, ZE1 0WP United Kingdom
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‘Pre-treatment of bone for radiocarbon dating’

Lecture by Dr Lisa Brown MA(Hons) MSc FSA Scot MCIfA, Historic Environment Scotland The application of science as a tool for analyzing and interpreting archaeological remains is becoming much more commonplace. From the first measurements of the radiocarbon dates almost 70 years ago, providing an increasingly robust understanding of the chronology of the past, through to ancient DNA and isotopes, giving an insight into people’s diet and where they come from. This lecture will explore some of the challenges and opportunities of working with…

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April 2019

Lord Seaforth (1754-1815): Highland Landowner, Caribbean Governor and Slave Owner

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery,
Castle Wynd
Inverness, IV2 3EB United Kingdom
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Lecture given by Finlay McKichan FSA Scot Thursday 18 April (6.30pm reception for 7pm lecture) Town House, Castle Street, Castle Wynd, Inverness, IV1 1JJ. For booking and more information please email Inverness Museum at inverness.museum@highlifehighland.com .

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May 2019
Free

Rhind Lectures 2019

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Professor David Breeze OBE, BA, PhD, Hon DLitt, FSA, Hon FSA Scot, FRSE, Hon CIfA Hadrian’s Wall: A Study in Archaeological Exploration and Interpretation Hadrian's Wall was written about even when it was still in use as a frontier. Interest continued through the next 1000 years, but it was the spirit of enquiry generated by the Renaissance which led to more focussed study. Once archaeological excavations started, the pace quickened. Now we have an enormous data base even though only about 5% of…

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