Professor Gordon Noble at the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies
The Northern Picts Project
Tuesday, February 6 · 5:30 – 9:30pm GMT
Boyd Orr Building, University Avenue Glasgow G12 8SP
Free Event – All Welcome
Northern Picts is a project that aims to uncover the archaeological traces of Pictish society in northern Scotland. The project to date has had some spectacular successes. It has involved beginning to uncover a major and undocumented Pictish royal centre at Rhynie and the discovery a significant portion of a major Pictish silver hoard at Gaulcross. Professor Noble will discuss these developments as well as ongoing work exploring forgotten and neglected Pictish forts and centres of power.
Professor Gordon Noble has undertaken award-winning landscape research and field projects working on projects from the Mesolithic to Medieval periods. He has two major current projects, Northern Picts, funded by the University of Aberdeen Development Trust and Historic Environment Scotland, is focused on the post-Roman societies of northern Britain. The second, Comparative Kingship, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, is examining the early royal landscapes of Ireland and Scotland. Research for the Northern Picts and Comparative Kingship projects won Research Project of the Year 2021 in the Current Archaeology Awards, the leading UK archaeology awards programme.