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Current Projects

The list below shows current the projects being carried out by NOSAS. If you would like to take part, please contact the named lead or Committee member. Their contact details (log in, members only) are in the Membership List, see tab on left.

Rosemarkie Caves Project.  Lead Simon Gunn, NOSAS Committee liaison James McComas

The excavations of Autumn 2016 are complete and the results are being processed. Further excavations are planned for September 2017.

Also see our blog, press release, and website.

Tarradale Archaeological Project.  Lead Eric Grant, NOSAS Committee liaison Jonie Guest

For some years NOSAS members have been field walking after the fields are ploughed in winter. Important sites dating from Mesolithic to post-medieval have been identified as well as some fascinating finds of worked flint, pottery and coins.  The current season of field walking is underway, normally each Sunday.  Please contact Eric if you are interested.

Also see our blog.

Roads Through Ross Project.  Lead Allan Mackenzie, NOSAS Committee liaison Duncan Kennedy

This project is now drawing to completion and will be written up during 2017.

Scotland’s Rock Art Project (ScRAP).  Lead John Wombell, NOSAS Committee liaison Alan Thompson

This 5-year project, led by Dr Tertia Barnett started on 1 January 2017.  The aim is to record the rock art across the whole of Scotland in a consistent and useful way.  NOSAS will undertake the pilot field work before the project is rolled out across Scotland.  A summary is available here, link to website will follow when set up.

If you would like to be involved in any way in the project during 2017 please let us know and we will put you on the project mailing list.