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Book chapterThe Viking Age in Scotland reviews two decades of research that have taken place since the last archaeological survey of the Vikings in Scotland, published in 1998. Advances in scientific analysis have greatly improved our understanding of Scandinavian daily life between the late eighth and fifteenth centuries, and new discoveries...
PodcastIn September 2014, a metal detectorist discovered the rarest collection of Viking-age objects ever found to date in Britain. The Galloway hoard displays a remarkable variety of material and treasures, not only from the United Kingdom but as far as central Asia. In this episode, Dr. Martin Goldberg, the Senior...
Goldberg, Martin ; Jarman, Cat
Journal articleDr Susana Harris is a Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Glasgow, who specialises in archaeological textile and fibre analysis
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
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