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The Archaeology of Pineapples: An excavation of a Vinery-Pinery in Scotland (2013)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 428307] Doug Rocks-Macqueen.

This paper reviews the most recent finds from the multi-year excavation at Aimsfield Walled Garden, the largest walled garden in Scotland (debated), in East Lothian, Scotland. It includes an examination of the surrounding landscape and how this was altered to provide a unique view and projection of power and wealth. The recent excavations of the vinery-pinery are presented to show an example of how pineapples were grown in Scotland in the 1700s and into the 1800s. The connection this site has to...


Geophysical Prospection at Caisteal Mac Tuathal in Perthshire, Scotland (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 405159] Michael Lukas.

Geophysical prospection utilizing ground penetrating radar (GPR) and magnetometry in association with a general packet radio service (GPRS) topographical survey was conducted at Caisteal Mac Tuathal – an unexcavated potential Iron Age hill fort on the northeastern terminus of Drummond Hill near Kenmore, Perthshire, Scotland. Nestled above the rich archaeology of Loch Tay and Glen Lyon, Caisteal Mac Tuathal’s prominence in the local topography, proximity to rich Iron Age landscapes, and its...


Investigations at Amisfield: A Late Medieval Scottish Tower House (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 433974] Tom Connolly. Julie M. Schablitsky. Robert S. Neyland. Guy L. Tasa. Vivien J. Singer. Chelsea Rose. Michael P Roller. Bob Ward. John S. Craig. Jaime Dexter.

The "Debatable Lands" of the Scottish-English border region remained a frontier in a virtual state of war for centuries. Conflicts with England (the Border Wars) were punctuated with feuds among powerful Scottish families for dominance. Landholding families built small fortified towers for security in this hostile environment. Amisfield Tower, one of the best preserved small towers in Scotland, served the Charteris family from at least AD 1400 to 1630. Excavations adjacent to the tower sampled a...


Post-Mortem Interactions with Human Remains at the Covesea Caves in NE Scotland (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 429261] Ian Armit. Lindsey Büster. Rick Schulting. Laura Castells Navarro. Jo Buckberry.

As liminal places between the above-ground world of daily experience and the underworld, caves form a persistent focus for human engagements with the supernatural. As such they have frequently been used as places for the dead, whether as final resting places or as places of transformation. Late Bronze Age human remains were recovered from the Sculptor’s Cave, on the Moray Firth in North-East Scotland, during the 1920s and 1970s. They suggest the curation and display of human bodies and body...


The Rise and Fall of High Morlaggan (2013)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 428603] Susan Furness. Fiona Jackson.

The ‘Highland Clearances’ is an evocative term used to refer to the dramatic depopulation of the Scottish Highlands in the late 1700s and early 1800s, in the aftermath of the failed Jacobite rebellion. Although there is good evidence for forced and likely brutal evictions in many areas, the movement of people out of small rural settlements in other parts of the Highlands was less dramatic and more organic. The High Morlaggan Project is a community-led heritage and archaeology project that has...


Violence, Politics and Power: Iron Age and Pictish Reinventions of a Prehistoric Mortuary Landscape at the Sculptor’s Cave, NE Scotland (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 429392] Lindsey Büster. Ian Armit.

The Sculptor’s Cave in NE Scotland saw a long history of use, from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Medieval (Pictish) period. Late Bronze Age activity is characterised, as in other caves along this stretch of coast, by complex communal funerary practices involving the exposure and processing of human bodies. Veneration continued for many centuries, yet by the Roman Iron Age (c. 3rd century AD) perceptions of the cave had markedly changed. During this period, several adults were decapitated...

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America