First Millennia Studies Group
The First Millennia Studies Group hosts regular seminars throughout the academic year, open to all.
The First Millennia Studies Group is a discussion forum for all aspects of archaeology in the first millennia BC and AD. There is no geographical limit but the majority of discussions centre around Scotland, although one of the major contributions of the group is the ability to provide the wider context for more focused investigations.
The group is open to anyone interested in the time period and the theory and methodology being employed in its research. You can follow the group on Twitter at @FirstMillennia
Time and location
Unless otherwise stated, the seminars begin at 18.00 on Tuesdays and take place in the Meadows Lecture Theatre, Doorway 4, Old Medical School, Teviot Place unless otherwise specified. Please note that the main door to the building (for Meadows Lecture Theatre) is locked at 18.00, so please arrive in good time.
Evening seminars are likely to last for approximately 1.5-2 hours. All are welcome!
Semester 1, 2018
|Date/time||Speakers and topics||Notes|
|Tuesday 2 Oct||
An Early Medieval miscellany:
Cathy MacIver: 'King’s Seat Hillfort Archaeology Project: Initial results
Anne Marot: 'Evidence for Early Medieval Occupation? Recent excavations at Dalmeny'
Mel Johnston: 'Early medieval sheep farming in the Lammermuirs: excavations at Kerson's Cleugh'
|Tuesday 6 Nov||
Lindsey Büster and Ian Armit: 'Underworld encounters: Recent fieldwork at the Covesea Caves'
|Lecture Theatre 1, Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, Edinburgh|
|Tuesday 4 Dec||
Kate Britton: 'The Pictish Isotope Project: Reconstructing diet and mobility in Early Medieval Scotland using archaeological chemistry'
|Tuesday 8 Jan||
Research and excavation round up:
Matthew Knight: 'Something old, something new. The Poolewe hoard and its place in earliest Iron Age Scotland'
Iraia Arabaolaza: 'On the move. A Roman marching camp in Ayr'
|Tuesday 5 Feb||
Juliette Mitchell: 'Barrow landscapes: Commemorating the dead in Early Medieval Scotland'
|Tuesday 5 Mar||
Alice Blackwell: 'Rethinking Anglo-Saxon Scotland'
|Tuesday 9 Apr||
Graeme Cavers: 'Excavation of the Clachtoll Broch, Assynt'
|Tuesday 7 May||
Mary Davis: 'Hoards and horses – and the investigation of Late Iron Age societies'
|Tuesday 18 June||Seminar - information to follow||09.00-18.00|
If you would like further information on the series, would like to be added to the email circulation list or have a potential topic to contribute, please contact David Cowley.