HAF 2020 Festival of Talks

Over 450 people listened to the HAF 2020 talks, from the Highlands, the rest of Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales, Europe, the U.S. and Australia! Recordings of the following talks were made and are available on the Highland Archaeology Festival YouTube channel. Click on the highlighted titles.

Friday25th Sept           

Megalithic overkill? Rethinking the multiple stone rows of Caithness and Sutherland – Dr Kenny Brophy (University of Glasgow)

Tuesday 29th Sept      

Global access to cultural heritage: 3D modelling of monuments and artefacts – Dr Hugo Anderson-Whymark (National Museums Scotland)

Wednesday 30th Sept Double bill:

1) Fairburn Tower – recent analysis and investigation – Tom Addyman (Addyman Archaeology

2) LiDAR survey in the Highlands: future prospects for 3D mapping and landscape archaeology – Dr Graeme Cavers (AOC)

Friday 2nd Oct 

The Viking Age on Skye: artefacts, place-names, and landscapeJoseph Thomas Ryder (University of Bergen)

Tuesday 6th Oct          

Recent Palaeoarchaeology Work in the Highlands – Dr Scott Timpany (UHI Archaeology Institute

Wednesday 7th Oct    

Digital Heritage, Archaeological Reconstructions and the Curatorial Field – Jacquie Aitkin (Timespan Museum) and Alan Miller (U. of St Andrews)

Thursday 8th Oct                 Current Student Research

1) The archaeology of whisky smuggling: searching for things that weren’t meant to be found! – Darroch Bratt (UHI PhD student)

2) Seeing the woods for the trees  a palaeoecological investigation of native woodlands to inform present and future woodland conservation management strategies in Northern Scotland - Jasmijn Sybenga (UHI PhD student)

3) Out of the Round: a palaeoecological investigation into human-environmental interactions of hut circle communities in Gairloch, Wester Ross - Hannah-Genders Boyd (UHI MRes student)
Others speakers to be confirmed

Friday 9th Oct   Double Bill

1) Multi-period remains at Ashaig on Skye – John MacLeod

2) What do we need to know?: contributing to the Highland Regional ScARF – Susan Kruse (ARCH)

Monday 12th Oct        

A Northern Pictish Powerhouse: Excavations at Burghead 2015-20 – Professor Gordon Noble (University of Aberdeen)

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