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‘A Royal Archaeology Lesson at the Forteviot Fête 2014’ by Professor Stephen Driscoll

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Kings were once commonplace at Forteviot. At the height of its importance in the ninth century, it was the residence of the most powerful northern kings of their age: the Pictish Constantine son of Fergus and Cinaed mac Alpin. It has been a long time since there was a royal assembly held at Forteviot, possibly… Continue reading

‘How British is Scotland? Archaeological Origins of Scotland’

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On 29 April 2014, the Centre welcomed Prof Stephen Driscoll (Director of the Centre) and Dr Ewan Campbell to discuss ‘How British is Scotland? Archaeological Origins of Scotland’. This continued the ongoing ‘How British is Scotland?’ series and follows Prof Bill Sweeney’s lecture. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Prof Driscoll began this… Continue reading

‘SERF 2 – Picts, Palaces and Prehistory: Early Medieval Forteviot’

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On 5 March 2013, the Centre was pleased to welcome Ewan Campbell who discussed ‘Picts, Palaces and Prehistory: Early Medieval Forteviot’. This was the second part of our SERF mini-series, which began with Prof. Driscoll’s lecture last semester: http://cscottish.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/serf-1-royal-forteviot-landscape.html. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. The area around Forteviot, near Perth, is one of the… Continue reading

‘SERF 1 – Royal Forteviot: landscape setting and political contexts’

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On 6 November 2012, the Centre was pleased to welcome Professor Stephen Driscoll, who discussed the ongoing SERF project in the first of a three-part seminar mini-series. Prof. Driscoll covered ‘Royal Forteviot: landscape setting and political contexts’ and below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. ‘SERF’ stands for Strathearn Environs of Royal Forteviot, an archaeological project… Continue reading