PROGRAMME

 

Saturday 23rd May 2020

09.15 

 Registration

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MORNING SESSION

Chaired by Beverley Ballin Smith, President of Archaeology Scotland

09.45 

Welcome and opening remarks

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10.00 

Eight thousand years of archaeology at Aden, Mintlaw; Alison Cameron (Cameron Archaeology)

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10.25

Excavation at Tap O’Noth hillfort, Aberdeenshire; James O’Driscoll (University of Aberdeen)

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10.50

Historic Carvings on Mither Tap, Bennachie; Moira Blackmore (University of Aberdeen)

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11.15

Questions followed by refreshments and displays

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11.50

Ancestor or adversary? Understanding the six-headed medieval burials from St Colman’s Church, Portmahomack; Cecily Spall (FAS Heritage)

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12.15

The Hill of the People of Ce: Recent Excavation at The Mither Tap, Bennachie;

Professor Gordon Noble

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12.45

Questions

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13.00 

Launch of Discovery and Excavation in Scotland followed

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13.05

Lunch, poster displays and bookstalls

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AFTERNOON SESSION

Chaired by Neil Curtis, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

14.00 

Battle Hill, Huntly; Dr Murray Cook (Rampart Scotland)

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14.25 

A Chip off the Old Block; Sheila Duthie (Mesolithic Deeside)

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14.50 

Questions followed by refreshments and displays

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15.25

A Portrait of Life and Death in Aberdeen – Excavations at Aberdeen Art Gallery;

Steven Watt (AOC Archaeology)

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15.50

Fish and Picts: Symbols and subsistence in early Medieval Scotland; Kate Britton (University of Aberdeen)

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16.15 Questions and closing remarks

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16.30 Closing remarks

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