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2018 Rhind Lectures in Wick: Publications Collection

Categories: Lectures / Events, Publications

This year’s prestigious Rhind lectures will be repeated in Wick over the weekend of 21-23 September, in association with Yarrows Heritage Trust. John Barber will be lecturing on ‘Drystone technologies: Neolithic tensions and Iron Age compressions’.

The audiences in Edinburgh enjoyed a lively and thought-provoking series of lectures on early engineering and design, and we are sure that the Caithness audiences are in for a treat!

To mark this special event – the first time that the Rhinds have been held outside Edinburgh in 140 years – we have put together a collection of related publications from across the years. Whether you are attending in person or not, we hope you enjoy the collection!

Roger Mercer, Native and Roman on the northern frontier: Excavations and survey in a later prehistoric landscape in Upper Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, Edinburgh, 2018. £30.00.

Anna Ritchie, On the Fringe of Neolithic Europe: Excavations of a Chambered Cairn on the Holm of Papa Westray, Orkney. Edinburgh, 2009. £25.00.

Ian Armit, Anatomy of an Iron Age Roundhouse: The Cnip Wheelhouse Excavations, Lewis. Edinburgh, 2007. £20.00

Richard Bradley, The Good Stones: A New Investigation of the Clava Cairns. Edinburgh, 2000. Free to Access.

Horace Fairhurst, Excavations at Crosskirk Broch, Caithness. Edinburgh, 1984. Free to Access.

Cavers, G, Barber, J & Ritchie, M 2015 ‘The survey and analysis of brochs’, Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 145: 153-76.

Heald, A & Jackson, A 2001 ‘Towards a new understanding of Iron Age Caithness’, Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 131: 129-47.

Dunwell, A 1999 ‘An Atlantic roundhouse at Durcha, Sutherland’, Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 129: 281-302.

Anderson, J 1900-01 ‘Notices of Nine Brochs along the Caithness Coast from Keiss Bay to Skirza Head, excavated by Sir Francis Tress Barry, Bart., MP of Keiss Castle, Caithness’, Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 35: 112-48

Kilpatrick, M C 2016 ‘Relieving Floods, Revealing History: Early Prehistoric Activity at Knocknagael Farm, Inverness’, Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports 64.

Cook, M 2016 ‘Prehistoric Settlement Patterns in the North-east of Scotland; Excavations at Grantown Road, Forres 2002-2013’, Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports 61.

MacGregor, G ‘Excavation of an Iron Age burial mound, Loch Borralie, Durness, Sutherland’, Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports 9.


If you still haven’t got your fill of Rhind-related research, why not revisit our Special Collection of Alexander Rhind’s own publications from last year?

There’s still time to book your ticket for the lectures in Wick. Please visit the event page for more information:



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