NOSAS's Tarrradale Through Time (TTT) Project undertook further exacavations in September on Gilchrist promontory fort and Balvattie enclosed settlement. For more information on the project visit the website and see our Photo Gallery and Video Blog. Radiocarbon dates and photos of conserved antler tools from the 2017 Mesolithic excavations can now be seen, and the story has been featured in The Scotsman, BBC Online and national press.
Scotland's Rock Art Project (ScRAP), a major 5 year study funded by HES, is now underway and NOSAS is fully involved. For more information see our Current Projects page, the new SCRAP website and the new blog post. Last year a dedicated NOSAS group were in Tiree recording over 20 cup marked panels.
NOSAS has been donated a resistivity unit by NESARS (North East Scotland Archaeology Research Society). We are very grateful for this generous gift and hope to start putting it to good use very shortly!
- Other recent blog posts include A Metal Detecting Survey of Beauly Fields, A Little Piece of Coppice at Coulmore and Highland Regional SCARF. On our Survey Reports Page you will find the recent additions on Ardboll Township, Kinbeachie Castle, Isle Ewe, Isle Martin and Tanera Mor.
An Archaeological field manual has been provided by Candy Hatherly. It covers all the skills you will need for taking part in excavations this season.
26 July 2011STRATHCONON BOOK LAUNCH
The North of Scotland Archaeological Society
is pleased to announce the publication of
- The History and Archaeology of a Northeast Highland Glen
Take a journey through this beautiful and little known glen and discover its historical and archaeological secrets. The glen is reputed to have been one of the most densely populated in Ross-shire – why was this? How did the people survive? What was the fate of this “super abundant” population? This book tells the story of the glen at a time of great upheaval and controversial change, relating it to the archaeological sites discovered and recorded during a 3 year project.
“The result of an ambitious project to survey Strathconon, a glen into which few archaeologists had trodden, is this magnificent volume, where history, archaeology and ethnography are drawn together into a fascinating overview of the glen, its landscape, environment, and its people”
Professor Richard Oram, University of Stirling
“From the end of the 18th century when whisky was a high value, albeit illicit, product through the privations of the 19th century and into the beginning of the 20th century, the life of the people is vividly brought to life”. Anne Coombs NOSAS Chair
Available through booksellers in the area price £9, or direct from NOSAS, c/o 10 Riverford Cres, Conon Bridge, Ross-shire, IV7 8HL (£9 + £2 p&p). (NOSAS Members' price £8)
!!! BUY A COPY AT THE STRATHCONON HIGHLAND GAMES ON SATURDAY 30th JULY !!!