An Iron Age Craftworking Centre in North-East Scotland


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by Candy Hatherley & Ross Murray

This title is available as an open access e-book.

The Iron Age settlement at Culduthel is one of the most significant later prehistoric sites identified in mainland Scotland. Archaeological excavation in 2005 revealed a craftworking centre which had specialised in the production of iron, bronze and glass objects between the late 1st Millennium BC and early 1st Millennium AD. This volume combines illustrated catalogues of finds with expert analyses to offer a unique insight into manufacture, trade and exchange of an Iron Age community in north-east Scotland.

Dr Candy Hatherley is an archaeologist with over 25 years of experience of excavation and research in Scotland and throughout the UK.  She is currently a Project Manager at Headland Archaeology.

Ross Murray is a Project Manager at AOC Archaeology Group with nearly 20 years of experience as an archaeologist, working within the commercial heritage environment. His work encompasses all aspects of excavation and post-excavation analysis.

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Watch the lecture given by Dr Candy Hatherley to find out more about the excavation at Culduthel.

The authors and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland gratefully acknowledge funding towards the publication of this volume from Historic Environment Scotland. hes-logo-stacked-1


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Weight 1.7 kg
Dimensions 300 x 238 mm




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Publication Date

September 2021


Candy Hatherley & Ross Murray


Torben Bjarke Ballin, Hillary E M Cool, Mary Davis, David Dungworth, Rob Ellam, Ian Freestone, Sarah-Jane Haston, Nick Holmes, Fraser Hunter, Susanna Kirk, Fiona McGibbon, Dawn McLaren, Ann MacSween, Abby Mynett, Gillian Paget, Daniel Sahlén, Jim Tate, Scott Timpany, Colin Wallace, Julia Bastek-Michalska, Anna Sztromwasser, Anna Fara-Pagowska

Subject Fields

Prehistoric archaeology; material culture; northern Scotland, Highlands & Islands; prehistory


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    ‘[Culduthel] brings together 20 years of painstaking research into the finds to share extraordinary insights into life between 200 BC and AD 200 in the Moray Firth.’

    Full review: ‘Sophisticated, artistic, well-travelled – what the Culduthel dig tells us about pre-historic Highlanders’

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