Ministère de la culture Inrap

Scotland, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen

Archaeological Research in Progress Conference 2021 | Archaeology Scotland

FreeFriday 17 June, Saturday 18 June, Sunday 19 June

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University of Aberdeen
King's College,
AB24 3FX


Archaeological Research in Progress is a national conference organised each year by Archaeology Scotland and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, supported by Historic Environment Scotland.

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Archaeological Research in Progress Conference 2021

For this year’s ARP conference, the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and Archaeology Scotland are proud to present 13 recorded talks covering several different aspects of Scottish archaeology. From cutting-edge fieldwork in Shetland to community archaeology and volunteering in Dumfries & Galloway and more.

Session 1: Museums, Archives and More

Abercromby Emeritus Professor Ian Ralston, President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, in the Chair

‘A roof o’er their heads’: The Archaeology of Achtriachtan Township in Glencoe – Derek Alexander and Daniel Rhodes

Clachtoll Broch: Stories from the Artefacts – Dr Andrew Heald

Tackling 40 years of the Kirkdale Archaeological Archive for Historic Environment Scotland – Sam Mills and Dr Audrey Scardina

Doon the Watter: Roman Ports, Forts & Camps in 1st Century Scotland – Dr Andrew Tibbs

Feeding the Herd from the Sea: Cattle Foddering at Neolithic Jarlshof – Dr Roz Gillis

Museum Collections Rediscovered: From Egypt to Aberdeen – Dr Abeer Eladany

Session 2: Community-Led Archaeology

Dr Alison Sheridan, Vice-President of Archaeology Scotland in the Chair

Returning a Benin Bronze – Neil Curtis

Understanding Scottish Prehistoric Carvings: The Contribution of Scotland’s Rock Art Project – Joana Valdez-Tullett, Linda Marie Bjerketvedt, Tertia Barnett, Stuart Jeffrey & Guillaume Robin

Lephin: A Community-led Excavation of a Norse and Medieval Farm on the Isle of Mull – Dr Clare Ellis

‘Choost an Owld Pile o’ Ston’?’ The Value of Archaeology to Caithness – Kenneth McElroy

A Volunteer-led Hunt for the Lost Wells of Galloway – Claire Williamson

Reassessing the Battle of May Island: Comparing Wreck Data with Official Accounts and Survivors’ Testimony – Ben Saunders

Community Archaeology from a Distance – Charlotte Douglas



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