BookThis book investigates the relationship between heritage and development from the global visions articulated by UNESCO and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to local activism, livelihood innovations and political strategies employed in diverse countries of the Global South. In recent years, as culturally informed approaches to international development have become...
Cross, Charlotte ; Giblin, John D
Doctoral thesisHistorical objects are often a reflection of the time they were created. Depending on the nature of the object, they can give insight into the necessities, fashion trends and mentality of the time they were used. To expand the information received from historic objects, scientific techniques can be applied, which...
Blog postWhat is the difference between the long-finned and the short-finned pilot whale? Andrew Kitchener explains how the examination of the skull of a stranded whale revealed the true identity of the species and the most northerly stranding of a short-finned pilot whale in the northeast Atlantic.
Kitchener, Andrew C
Journal articleUnwrapping the Galloway Hoard is a three-year UK Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) project (2021- 2024) which aims to challenge current understanding of the process of hoarding through an interdisciplinary study of one of the best-preserved hoards found in Britain to date.
Harris, Susanna ; Goldberg, Martin
Journal articleDr Susana Harris is a Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Glasgow, who specialises in archaeological textile and fibre analysis
Blog postThe might of the Roman Empire is often likened to a shadow looming over the peoples along its ever-expanding frontiers. Yet, there is one place where this metaphor is inverted. As the winter sun sets behind the three peaks of the Eildon Hills in the Scottish Borders, it is the...
Weinczok, David C
Review of: The Circular Archetype in Microcosm: the carved stone balls of late Neolithic Scotland. Chris L Stewart-MoffittCarved stone balls are on of Scotland's most intriguing Neolithic artefacts.
Book chapterIn 2010 excavations within the Flavian fort of Doune (Stirling) uncovered a remarkable bronze strap junction with red glass inlay, decorated in styles of Celtic art typical of southern Britain rather than its immediate environs (Figure 1). Unfortunately, post excavation funding for this phase of the work was not forthcoming...
PodcastOn this episode of The PastCast, Margaret Maitland – Principal Curator of the Ancient Mediterranean at National Museums Scotland – explains why recent analyses of the objects are offering new perspectives on Egypt’s relationship with its southern neighbour, Nubia, in what is now northern Sudan and the southernmost area of...
Henderson, Calum ; Maitland, Margaret
PodcastIn this episode, you will hear about how Aristotle influenced the Scottish code of chivalry, the legal position of women in medieval Scotland, and a discussion of what happened to the Picts. Special thanks to Dr. Callum Watson, Dr. Rachel Meredith Davis, and Dr. Adrián Maldonado for their help in...
Watson, Callum ; Meredith Davis, Rachel ; Maldonado, Adrián ; Buchanan, Kate