by Ian Armit & Lindsey Büster
The Sculptor’s Cave is one of the most enigmatic prehistoric sites in Britain. Excavated in the 1920s and 1970s, new analysis of the archive has revealed a complex history of funerary and ritual activity from the Late Bronze Age to the Roman Iron Age. Using innovative methods and new techniques, this volume re-examines the results of earlier excavations and places the site in its wider British and European context.
Professor Ian Armit is Chair in Archaeology at the University of York. His research centres on the social archaeology of Iron Age Europe and the nature of conflict and violence in prehistory.
Dr Lindsey Büster is a Research Associate at the University of York. Her research concerns ritual in later prehistoric Britain and Europe, with particular focus on the archaeology of death and burial.
Watch the lecture given by Lindsey Büster to find out more about the excavation of Sculptor’s Cave.
Read Sylvia Benton’s account of the 1920s excavation here: The Excavation of the Sculptor’s Cave, Covesea, Morayshire
Read Ian A G Shepherd’s summary of a lecture on the 1970s excavation here:
The Sculptor’s Cave, Covesea, Moray: from Bronze Age ossuary to Pictish shrine?
|The authors and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland gratefully acknowledge funding towards the publication of this volume from Historic Environment Scotland.|