Portmahomack on Tarbat Ness - Barometer of European politics Talk

Portmahomack on Tarbat Ness - Barometer of European politics Talk

Recent results published in 2016 advanced the idea that Portmahomack discoveries of a Pictish monastery actually reflected contemporary political or ideological movements in wider Britain, Ireland and Europe.

Professor Martin Carver will give this Evening lecture in association with University of Aberdeen Museums and Society of Antiquaries of Scotland at 19:30hrs till 20:30hrs on Monday 10 April 2017 in the Regent Lecture Theatre, at Aberdeen University, Scotland, UK.

Discoveries at Portmahomack in Easter Ross (1994 to 2008) were initially hailed as the first modern sighting of a Pictish monastery. The intensive period of post-excavation analysis that followed has defined six successive settlements on the same spot: a high status cemetery-settlement with contacts in Cumbria and Sussex (6/7th century), a purpose-built monastery with vellum and metal workshops and pieces from a dozen carved stone monuments (8th century), a trading farm (9thcentury), a parish church (12th century), a fishing village (13th century) and a township of iron workers (15th century). 

The publication of the results in 2016 advanced the idea that this sequence reflects contemporary political or ideological movements in wider Britain, Ireland and Europe.

Admission FREE. No Booking Required.

Contact: University of Aberdeen Museums, Old Town House, High Street, Aberdeen, AB24 3EN. Telephone: 01224 274330.  Email: kingsmuseum@abdn.ac.uk

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