11 October 2019
Living and Dying in Iron Age Caithness
Highland Archaeology Festival Keynote Talk.
Over a hundred years ago Joseph Anderson published notes on various investigations of Caithness roundhouses by a suite of antiquarians. The sites (all classed as brochs) included Dunbeath, Yarhouse, Keiss Harbour, Keiss Road, Whitegate, Nybster and Everley. This lecture by Andy Heald presents the findings of recent work at some of these sites, undertaken as part of various initiatives over the last two decades by a range of individuals, groups and communities.
The lecture by Andy Heald will show the value of returning to antiquarian investigations and present new insight into life and death in Caithness from the Late Bronze Age through to the Viking period. The opportunity will also be taken to tie the recent findings into current research into the Atlantic Scottish Iron Age.
Venue: Highland Council Chamber, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness. Parking permit available at door. No need to book. Wheelchair accessible. Children with adults welcome. Open to all.
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11 October 2019
Identifying Prehistoric Pottery
This workshop led by Beverley Balin Smith of GUARD Archaeology will provide guidance on identification of prehistoric pottery. Aimed at professional archaeologists, museum staff and volunteers, fieldwalkers, or interested amateurs. Venue: Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. £20 for professionals, £5 for museums and non-professionals. Wheelchair access. Bookings essential to:
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (High Life Highland) & Highland Council.
Phone 01349 781730
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