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Journal articleIn the first of two features about early scripts in Britain, we visit north-east Scotland, where Pictish symbol stones tease the imagination with their appealing designs and mysterious origins. A new project has dated them, finding they were inspired by contact with the Roman world, like runes and ogham. Gordon...
Noble, Gordon ; Goldberg, D Martin ; Hamilton, Derek
Journal articleModern excavations can sometimes provide surprising new insights on antiquarian finds of metalwork. The Pictish silver hoard from Gaulcross in north-eastern Scotland provides an excellent example. Recent fieldwork, including metal-detecting, has clarified the size and composition of the hoard, and uncovered 100 new silver items, including coins, fragments of brooches...
Noble, Gordon ; Goldberg, D Martin ; McPherson, Alistair ; Sveinbjarnarson, Oskar
LectureLecture by Alice Blackwell and Dr Martin Goldberg of National Museums Scotland and Dr Gordon Noble of the University of Aberdeen at the 2015 Archaeological Research in Progress (ARP) conference, Saturday 30 May 2015.
Goldberg, D Martin ; Blackwell, Alice ; Noble, Gordon