Journal articleThe hoard of bronze weapons found in 1961 at Peelhill Farm in South Lanarkshire remains one of the most remarkable discoveries of Late Bronze Age metalwork from Scotland, its importance reflected in the detailed account of the find published by John Coles and Jack Scott in 1963. In the present...
Mörtz, Tobias ; Knight, Matthew G ; Cowie, Trevor ; Flint, Jane
Mycobacterium leprae diversity and population dynamics in medieval Europe from novel ancient genomesHansen’s disease (leprosy), widespread in medieval Europe, is today mainly prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions with around 200,000 new cases reported annually. Despite its long history and appearance in historical records, its origins and past dissemination patterns are still widely unknown. Applying ancient DNA approaches to its major causative...
Pfrengle, Saskia ; Neukamm, Judith ; Schuenemann, Verena J ; Sheridan, Alison J
Journal articleWe describe a new small-bodied coelophysoid theropod dinosaur, Pendraig milnerae gen. et sp. nov, from the Late Triassic fissure fill deposits of Pant-y-ffynnon in southern Wales. The species is represented by the holotype, consisting of an articulated pelvic girdle, sacrum and posterior dorsal vertebrae, and an associated left femur, and...
Spiekman, Stephan N F ; Ezcurra, Martín D ; Butler, Richard J ; Fraser , Nicholas C ; Maidment, Susannah C R
Combined visual and biochemical analyses confirm depositor and diet for Neolithic coprolites from Skara BraeCoprolites (fossilized faeces) can provide valuable insights into species’ diet and related habits. In archaeozoological contexts, they are a potential source of information on human-animal interactions as well as human and animal subsistence. However, despite a broad discussion on coprolites in archaeology, such finds are rarely subject to detailed examination...
Romaniuk, Andrzej A ; Panciroli, Elsa ; Buckley, Michael ; Chowdhury, Manasij Pal ; Willars, Carla …
A new Jerusalem ‘at the ends of the earth’: Interpretating Charles Thomas’s Excavations at Iona Abbey 1956–63Iona was a major European intellectual and artistic centre during the seventh to ninth centuries, with outstanding illustrated manuscripts, sculpture and religious writings produced there, despite its apparently peripheral location ‘at the ends of the earth’. Recent theological discourse has emphasised the leading role of Iona, and particularly its ninth...
Campbell, Ewan ; Maldonado, Adrián
Face to face with the Lewis Chessmen: an exploration of children's engagement with material heritage at the National Museum of ScotlandMuseums can be productive sites for the study of society, because they are spaces where the constitution of knowledge about the past is made visible through public display. Playing an important role in the performance and legitimisation of national culture, museums in Scotland pay particular attention to the education of...
Bull, Nicola Lucy