The creation of archaeology as a science in Scotland in the 1850s

The creation of archaeology as a science in Scotland in the 1850s

This evening lecture in association with University of Aberdeen Museums and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland will be given by Dr E Curtis from Aberdeen University.

The creation of archaeology as a science in Scotland in the mid nineteenth century

As President of the Society in the mid nineteenth century, Daniel Wilson took the lead in trying to persuade the British Association for the Advancement of Science to recognise the practice of archaeology as a science. This lecture explores how Wilson’s ideas were taken forward through the investigations of stone circles in north eastern Scotland by John Stuart and Charles Dalrymple, Captain FWL Thomas on Orkney and in Arran by James Bryce in the 1850s and 1860s.

This free talk is open to all. 

It will be held on 11 October 2016, 19:30 - 21:00  

In the venue: Regent Lecture Theatre at Aberdeen University, Scotland, UK.

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