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GUARD (Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division) undertook the excavations at Hilton, Easter Ross in 2001 when the lower portion of the Hilton of Cadboll Pictish cross-slab was re-discovered and lifted from the ground for conservation. Thousands of fragments of the original Pictish carving were also retrieved from the site and have been analysed in an attempt to reconstruct the missing cross-face.
Illustration for item September 2016: VAG Dendrochronology Database Updated

September 2016: VAG Dendrochronology Database Updated

The ADS is pleased to announce an update of the VAG Dendrochronology database. This resource provides dates for over 3600 buildings in the UK and holds period, location, and reference information for each record. The database is compiled and maintained by the Vernacular Architecture Group and is based on the lists published annually in the journal Vernacular Architecture.

The ADS is pleased to announce an update of the VAG Dendrochronology database. This resource provides dates for over 3600 buildings in the UK and holds period, location, and reference information for each record. The database is compiled and maintained by the Vernacular Architecture Group and is based on the lists published annually in the journal Vernacular Architecture.

Illustration for item August 2016: Nottinghamshire Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC)

August 2016: Nottinghamshire Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC)

The Nottinghamshire Historic Landscape Characterisation project was undertaken by Nottinghamshire County Council with funding from English Heritage. Following on from the county's Countryside Appraisal, the HLC aimed to produce a Historic Landscape Character map for the whole county (excluding urban areas) through analysing and plotting a number of identifiable landscape types as observed in mode... more

The Nottinghamshire Historic Landscape Characterisation project was undertaken by Nottinghamshire County Council with funding from English Heritage. Following on from the county's Countryside Appraisal, the HLC aimed to produce a Historic Landscape Character map for the whole county (excluding urban areas) through analysing and plotting a number of identifiable landscape types as observed in modern field patterns and land use. The final product is a set of GIS files for the various landscape categories and a report describing the project and its outcome.

Illustration for item August 2016: Derbyshire Archaeological Journal vols.1-131

August 2016: Derbyshire Archaeological Journal vols.1-131

The ADS and the Derbyshire Archaeological Society are pleased to announce that volumes 1 to 131 (1879-2011) of the Derbyshire Archaeological Journal are now available online. Subsequent volumes are being made available on a yearly basis with abstracts for volumes within the last five years currently available.

The ADS and the Derbyshire Archaeological Society are pleased to announce that volumes 1 to 131 (1879-2011) of the Derbyshire Archaeological Journal are now available online. Subsequent volumes are being made available on a yearly basis with abstracts for volumes within the last five years currently available.

Illustration for item July 2016: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland books and monographs

July 2016: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland books and monographs

The ADS and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland are pleased to announce the release of a number of the Society's out-of-print monographs and books. The collection contains 21 monographs, published between 1982 and 2002, alongside 8 books, published between 2002 and 2008. The project to scan the entire run of the Society's out-of-print monographs and books was generously funded by Historic Scot... more

The ADS and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland are pleased to announce the release of a number of the Society's out-of-print monographs and books. The collection contains 21 monographs, published between 1982 and 2002, alongside 8 books, published between 2002 and 2008. The project to scan the entire run of the Society's out-of-print monographs and books was generously funded by Historic Scotland, the ARCHway Project and the Russell Trust.

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