On Thursday, October 17th, 2019, Glasgow Archaeological Society will be welcoming the first guest speaker of our 2019-2020 Lecture Programme.

Richard Annis, Senior Archaeologist for Archaeological Services Durham University, will be joining us to give his lecture on Durham and Dunbar: Scottish Soldiers at Palace Green in the Boyd Orr Building, University Gardens, starting at 7.30pm.

Attendance is free of charge and everyone is welcome. 


About the lecture

dunbarIn November 2013, an archaeologist monitoring building work for a new café at Durham’s Palace Green Library found some human bones. This was this start of a project that led to the identification of mass graves of Scottish soldiers captured by Cromwell’s forces in the Civil War.

This talk looks at archaeology and human remains, and describes the work done to identify the people who were buried at Palace Green. It tells the story of those who died at Durham, of some of their companions who survived to establish new lives elsewhere, and of the descendants of those survivors.

Please note that the presentation contains graphic images of human remains.

Richard Annis is a senior archaeologist with Archaeological Services Durham University and has worked in the north of England for more than 30 years. He has excavated human remains ranging in date from the Bronze Age to the post-medieval period. Richard has a particular interest in old buildings and has recorded and analysed historic structures ranging from castles to cow byres.


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