HAF Workshop Afternoon at Highland Council [Inverness]

12 October 2018, Starts: 14:00, Ends: 17:00

Workshop Afternoon at Highland Council

An afternoon of hands-on workshops on a variety of topics, held at Highland Council headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness (entrance by the Knocknagael Stone).  Suggested donation of £5 for the afternoon. Book up to 2 events in the afternoon. Parking permit available at entrance.  Bookings to 077888 35466 or info@archhighland.org.uk.

Reconstruction Drawing (2-3:30pm, repeated 3:30-5pm)
Workshop with archaeologist and illustrator Cathy Dagg. Learn a few cheats and have a go at reconstructing life back in the day (of your choice). No great artistic skills required.

Lithic Lab: Taking a Closer Look (2-3:30pm, repeated 3:30-5pm)

Peter Bye-Jensen will introduce and demonstrate the method of use-wear analysis of flint tools where it is possible to explain the function of a stone tool. Lithic Lab will also show how to distinguish between human made flint tools and natural flint.


Aerial Photography (2-3:30pm repeated 3:30-5pm)  
Allan Kilpatrick of Historic Environment Scotland provides a hands-on workshop on how to use aerial photos to investigate the archaeological landscape.

Introduction to Using the HER (2-3:30pm)
Learn how to explore and contribute information to the Council’s database of all known heritage with the Highland Council’s HER officer Ian Scrivener-Lindley.

On-line Historic Maps (3:30-5pm)  Susan Kruse (ARCH) will lead this taster session on exploring old maps on the National Library of Scotland website.

Technology for Archaeology Drop-in Session ((2-3:30pm repeated 3:30-5pm)
Cathy MacIver of AOC will provide 
a taster of different software for mapping, recording, analysing and presenting data. Come with your technical questions, and Cathy will troubleshoot for you.

A Beginner's Guide to Identifying Pottery from Fieldwalking and Excavations (2-5pm)
Eric Grant will start with an illustrated account of British ceramics from perhistory to the 19th century followed by a hands-on session identifying a wide range of sherds.

Organised by Highland Council


Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH), The Goods Shed, The Old Station, Strathpeffer, Ross-Shire, Scotland IV14 9DH
Tel: +44 (0)77888 35466 Email: