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2013/14 Lectures
17th October 2013

17th October 2013

21 Years down the Drain – Ongoing Research at Paisley Abbey, 1163 Bob Will, GUARD-Archaeology

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18th – 21st November 2013

18th - 21st November 2013

The Dalrymple Lectures Stonehenge & British Prehistory Professor Mike Parker Pearson 18th – 6.30pm The origins and date of Stonehenge 19th – 6.30pm Durrington ...

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19th December 2013

19th December 2013

A Century of Isotopes, 1913-2013 Dr. Kate Britton, Aberdeen University

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16th January 2014

16th January 2014

Scotland’s Iconic Battles I The Flodden 500 Project, 1513 Chris Burgess, Northumberland County Council Archaeology Services

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20th February 2014

20th February 2014

Newsteads A Century of Excavation 1911-2011 Dr. Fraser Hunter, National Museum of Scotland

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20th March 2014

20th March 2014

5000 years of machair settlement: Iain Crawford and the Udal, North Uist, Scotland 1964-2014 Beverley Ballin Smith

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17th April 2014

17th April 2014

Annual General Meeting – 7.15 pm start, followed by Scotland’s Iconic Battles II – Recent Archaeology at Bannockburn, 1314 Dr. Tony Pollard, ...

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For just over 155 years, the Glasgow Archaeological Society has been fostering public awareness of the importance of archaeology in increasing our understanding of the past through its programme of lectures, field visits and other activities. During the winter months the society organizes a series of monthly lectures by speakers from Britain and abroad. These illustrated lectures cover both local topics and those from farther afield, within a wide time span from the prehistoric to the post medieval period.

The society co-hosts with the University of Glasgow the Dalrymple Lectures, when a distinguished speaker is able to cover a topic in more depth in a series of four evening lectures. Previous lecturers have included:

  • Professor Emmanuel Anati on “Prehistoric rock Art”
  • Professor Rosemary Cramp on “Northern Aspects of British Archaeology”
  • Professor Vassos Karageorghis on “Prehistoric Cypriot Archaeology”
  • Sir Barry Cunliffe on “Continent cut off by fog: Just how insular is Britain?”
  • Professor Martin Millet on” Towards an archaeology of the Roman Empire“
  • Professor Ian Hodder on” Thing Theory: Towards an integrated archaeological perspective”
  • Professor Richard Hodges on “Archaeology and the making of the Middle Ages”
  • Professor David Breeze on “The frontiers of the Roman Empire”
  • Professor Roberta Gilchrist on “Medieval Lives : Archaeology and the Life Course”

Lectures take place in the Glasgow University’s Boyd Orr Building, in University Avenue on the third Thursday of each month from October to April inclusive, starting at 7.30pm.

The Society also organizes a number of excursions: during the winter months there are generally two local excursions, whilst in the summer there are two or three visits to more distant places of archaeological and historical interest. Some of our visits are to excavations in progress, or places which have been featured in one of our Society lectures.

The annual publication, the Scottish Archaeological Journal, helps to keep our national and international membership in touch with the latest results of archaeological fieldwork, excavation and research in many parts of Scotland, whilst the two issues a year of ‘A Touch of GAS‘ cover news items, progress reports and shorter articles. The Journal is produced annually and includes book reviews, review articles, etc.

Through its field research grants the society helps to support current archaeological work by both professionals and amateurs throughout Scotland.

150th Anniversary 2006-2007 Season

We celebrated our 150th year, with several main events.

The first was a Civic Reception held in Glasgow City Chambers.  We also re-opened an excavation in Pollok Park.

In December 2007 we jointly published with Glasgow Museums: ‘Archaeology Around Glasgow‘ a guide to 50 sites around Glasgow.

 

Postal Address :

Glasgow Archaeological Society  c/o Tho. J.W. Barty, Solicitors,  61  High Street, Dunblane, FK15 0EH

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