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North East Scotland Archaeological Research Society | Fieldwork recovers early-to-late Mesolithic

North East Scotland Archaeological Research Society | Fieldwork recovers early-to-late Mesolithic | Scottish Archaeology & History | Scoop.it
North East Scotland Archaeological Research Society is a group of local people with archaeological experience keen to find out more about the archaeology of North East Scotland.

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Several projects are recovering early to late Mesolithic lithics. This is one to watch especially since Scotland now boasts late glacial flints dating to before the Younger Dryas stadial, 13,000 bp (Ahrensburgian shouldered points). Will NESARS discover more? Considering that the Mesolithic was all but absent from Scotland until a couple of decades ago, a major rethink is underway.

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Drum Castle in £700000 conservation boost - Scotsman

Drum Castle in £700000 conservation boost - Scotsman | Scottish Archaeology & History | Scoop.it
Scotsman Drum Castle in £700000 conservation boost Scotsman He added: “The £700,000 project is generously funded by a grant awarded by the National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA made possible by the generous support of an anonymous donor and...
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Culloden (1964)

A film by Peter Watkins. (RT @HistoryNeedsYou: #Culloden was dramatised to good effect in 1964 by Peter Watkins.
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Edinburgh's Mysterious Miniature Coffins - Smithsonian (blog)

Edinburgh's Mysterious Miniature Coffins - Smithsonian (blog) | Scottish Archaeology & History | Scoop.it
Smithsonian (blog) Edinburgh's Mysterious Miniature Coffins Smithsonian (blog) The coffins thus passed into unknown private hands, and remained there until 1901, when a set of eight, together with their contents, were donated to the National Museum...
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Calls for action to save Wemyss caves - The Courier

Calls for action to save Wemyss caves - The Courier | Scottish Archaeology & History | Scoop.it
Calls for action to save Wemyss caves The Courier “They have been utilised for a variety of purposes through the centuries and further study of the symbols and carvings etched upon the walls could potentially progress our understanding of Scottish...
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Rock with a hard place in history

Rock with a hard place in history | Scottish Archaeology & History | Scoop.it
After Culloden, the Duke of Cumberland's Stone, a relic of the last Ice Age, became linked to the battle's bogeyman.
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NESARS

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North East Scotland Archaeological Research Society is a group of local people with archaeological experience keen to find out more about the archaeology of North East Scotland.
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Pictish written language discovered in Scotland

Pictish written language discovered in Scotland | Scottish Archaeology & History | Scoop.it
A new language dating back to the Scottish Iron Age has been identified on carved stones. These inscriptions are believed to belong to the early Pict society living from ca 300 to 843 AD, in modern...
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Bid to find body of James IV at Flodden - Arts - Scotsman.com

Bid to find body of James IV at Flodden - Arts - Scotsman.com | Scottish Archaeology & History | Scoop.it
A NEW programme of events was unveiled yesterday to mark the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden, one of the bloodiest conflicts in the history of hostilities between Scotland and England.
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Rcahms

Rcahms | Scottish Archaeology & History | Scoop.it
Connecting people to places across time. RCAHMS collects, records and interprets information on the architectural, industrial, archaeological and maritime heritage of Scotland. It holds an archive...
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Site Report, Norham Castle, 6-7th April 2013

Site Report, Norham Castle, 6-7th April 2013 | Scottish Archaeology & History | Scoop.it

Site Report:  Day 1 and 2 (6-7th April)

6th April (Day 1)

With diggers due to arrive at 1230, work started from 0915 delivering tools and equipment to the site. The aim for the morning was to do what we could to establish a survey grid on the site, and then establish the base line in the geophysical grid that was used by GUARD archaeology (read their report) during their 2012 survey. To achieve this was going to be tricky as the report (as excellent as it is) included little information other than on small scale illustrations on how their grid was located.

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Gavin Bowd reveals some uncomfortable truths in Fascist Scotland - Scotland - Scotsman.com

Gavin Bowd reveals some uncomfortable truths in Fascist Scotland - Scotland - Scotsman.com | Scottish Archaeology & History | Scoop.it
IN APRIL 1933, the Union Debating Society of St Andrews University invited a German government language tutor, Otto Wagner, to propose the motion: “This House approves of the Nazi Party, and congratulates it on its splendid work in the reformation...
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Ode to a Haggis: The History of Scotland’s National Dish — Hungry History

Ode to a Haggis: The History of Scotland’s National Dish — Hungry History | Scottish Archaeology & History | Scoop.it
Get the rich history behind a dish many love to hate.
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Stone's destiny is Arbroath Abbey - The Courier

Stone's destiny is Arbroath Abbey - The Courier | Scottish Archaeology & History | Scoop.it
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Abbey owners Historic Scotland confirmed to The Courier that a replica will be delivered to the property.
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Culloden Home Page

Culloden Home Page | Scottish Archaeology & History | Scoop.it
RT @N_T_S: The course of Scottish history changed at the Battle of Culloden on this day in 1746. Find out more here http://t.co/3SrCjbUhRN
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'Citizen archaeologists' needed for Orkney's eroding coastal heritage - The Orcadian

'Citizen archaeologists' needed for Orkney's eroding coastal heritage - The Orcadian | Scottish Archaeology & History | Scoop.it
The Orcadian 'Citizen archaeologists' needed for Orkney's eroding coastal heritage The Orcadian The Scotland's Coastal Heritage at Risk project is looking for volunteers who can visit threatened coastal archaeological and historical sites in their...
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'Wild' Highlanders tamed by ideas of Enlightenment - Scotsman

'Wild' Highlanders tamed by ideas of Enlightenment - Scotsman | Scottish Archaeology & History | Scoop.it
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AS THE “wild men” of Scotland, the Highlanders' historic reputation still stands today: fearless and fierce in battle, hard-drinking and quick to take offence.
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Dundee plans to renew world's oldest jute mill - Scotsman

Dundee plans to renew world's oldest jute mill - Scotsman | Scottish Archaeology & History | Scoop.it
Scotsman Dundee plans to renew world's oldest jute mill Scotsman Part of the Queen Victoria Works complex, which is known as the High Mill, is Category B-listed by Historic Scotland but the mill is currently on the Buildings at Risk Register for...
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Female royal burials at Govan

Female royal burials at Govan | Scottish Archaeology & History | Scoop.it
There is little doubt that the kirkyard of Govan Old Parish Church was a burial ground for the kings of Strathclyde from the ninth to eleventh centuries AD. Some of the surviving carved stones may ...
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The Picts - Pictavia

Please view in 720p HD if possible. This short film was commissioned by Angus Council for the Pictavia museum in Brechin, Angus. It was filmed and edited by ...
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Today in History: 13 April 1662: Isobel Gowdie From Scotland Confesses Voluntarily to the Practice of Witchcraft

Today in History: 13 April 1662: Isobel Gowdie From Scotland Confesses Voluntarily to the Practice of Witchcraft | Scottish Archaeology & History | Scoop.it
Isobel Gowdie of Scotland voluntarily confesses to practicing witchcraft. Because her confession is so detailed and is obtained without the use of torture, it comes to be viewed as a unique and important document about European witchcraft folklore.
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The Archaeology News Network: Fossil hunters dig deep in Scottish ...

The Archaeology News Network: Fossil hunters dig deep in Scottish ... | Scottish Archaeology & History | Scoop.it
The secret to life on Earth might just lie beneath the Scottish Borders. Scientists will this week start digging up farmland near Berwick-upon-Tweed in a bid to find the “missing link” in the evolutionary process between fish and ...
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Unearthed Scots find gives insight into Battle of Flodden | Herald Scotland

Unearthed Scots find gives insight into Battle of Flodden | Herald Scotland | Scottish Archaeology & History | Scoop.it

A crown shaped livery badge, thought to have been worn by a soldier in the personal retinue of King James IV, was discovered by archaeologists during a survey of the site of the Battle of Flodden.

The badge, which is believed to have been buried for five centuries, is made of copper alloy and appears to have been snapped off a hat band. Its design includes the Fleur de Lys with jewels and diamonds, elements which were part of the Scottish crown in 1513.

The Battle of Flodden was a turning point in UK history and set the stage for the subsequent Union of the Crowns between Scotland and England.


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Rome’s final Scottish frontier to be promoted - Scotland - Scotsman.com

Rome’s final Scottish frontier to be promoted - Scotland - Scotsman.com | Scottish Archaeology & History | Scoop.it
A new minibus tour where visitors will be guided by two “soldiers” of the Antonine Guard in full battledress is being launched to reveal the truth of “Rome’s Final Frontier in Scotland.
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Happy National Tartan Day: Celebrating Scottish American data ...

Happy National Tartan Day: Celebrating Scottish American data ... | Scottish Archaeology & History | Scoop.it
The annual festivities are held on April 6th, the anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath, the 1320 Scottish Declaration of Independence. ... Subscribe to only American History articles on the OUPblog via email or RSS.
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The mass emigration of Scots during the period of history known as the Highland Clearances is an important episode with huge implications both for Scotland and the countries its people fled to. This article looks at how they settled in what is now the USA.

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