by Chris Lowe
An eighth-century Northumbrian monastery at Hoddom has long been postulated on the basis of the sculpture evidence. The excavations at Hoddom give us our first detailed look at how the peripheral areas of an Early Historic high-status settlement were organised and how the settlement, as a whole, was adapted to its local landscape. The excavated buildings, meanwhile, are considered in terms of the local vernacular building tradition, providing insights into how the buildings were used and their appearance.
Dr. Christopher Lowe is co-founder or Headland Archaeology Ltd. With over 25 years professional experience, principally in Scotland, he has worked and published on sites of all periods but specialises in the Early Historic archaeology of North Britain.
The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland gratefully acknowledges funding towards the publication of this volume from Historic Scotland.