The archaeological sites in Argyll are among the most important monuments in Scotland and there has been a history of archaeological research here since the 17th century.
The symposium took place on the 27th and 28th of November 2015 and brought together all those currently researching the archaeology and history of Argyll to examine and discuss the area’s current archaeological knowledge base. We identified work undertaken, knowledge gaps, ideas as to how we should fill those gaps and areas of shared research interest. Further down this page, you will find the papers that were created specifically for the symposium.
Since the symposium, we have been working with a team of experts to produce an Archaeological Research Framework for Argyll. The research framework will be an ‘organic’ online resource for all to use and will feed into the Scottish Archaeological Research Framework(ScARF). It will be a dynamic and flexible document which can be added to and updated over time.We plan to publish the Research Framework document in March 2017.
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Unfolding Argyll’s Archaeological Story was funded by Historic Environment Scotland, Museums Galleries Scotland, Argyll and Bute Council, Scottish Archaeological Research Framework(ScARF) and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.Ongoing work to produce the Archaeological Research Framework for Argyll is funded by the Scottish Archaeological Research Framework(ScARF) and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
The invited speakers (champions) produced papers in advance of the symposium.
These documents were written for the purpose of the symposium only. They are not for general distribution or citation. We are very grateful to the speakers for giving their permission for these papers to be available online.
In addition to the symposium papers, summaries are provided which provide a useful ‘at-a-glance’ outline of each period discussed.
Neolithic and Bronze Age Argyll
Title: The Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Bronze Age in Argyll-Part 1
Dr Alison Sheridan
The Scottish Archaeological Research Framework (ScARF) project sponsored students from the University of Glasgow to take notes during each session.
The Paleoenvironment of Argyll Title: Towards an Environmental History of Argyll Dr Richard Tipping
All documents on this page were written for the purpose of the symposium only. They are not for general distribution or citation. We are very grateful to the speakers for giving their permission for these papers to be available online.
Notes are intended as a record of the discussion of each session, and a pointer to potential research questions, rather than as a verbatim record.