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WE ARE NOW READY TO MOVE ON TO THE NEXT - PHASE PHOTOGRAPHING LOCAL BRONZE AGE FINDS

IN PREPARATION FOR THE BOOK.

THIS WILL BE TAKING PLACE AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUMS OF SCOTLAND IN EDINBURGH ON

THURSDAY 27TH AND FRIDAY 28TH MARCH.

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BRONZE AGE METALWORK FROM

THE MORAY FIRTH AREA

MONDAY 3RD, 10TH, 17TH & 24TH FEBRUARY

10AM - 1 PM

THE READING ROOM, INVERNESS LIBRARY

CONTACT SUSAN KRUSE, ARCH

 

TO RESERVE A PLACE CONTACT: 01349 868230 AND LEAVE A MESSAGE

OR EMAIL: info@archhighland.org.uk

 

Have you ever wondered how you find out about finds from an area?

The History Society currently has an ongoing project - Feats of Clay - which is investigating the context for clay moulds found in recent excavations at Bellfield, North Kessock. The moulds were used to make clay sickles in the late Bronze Age (c.950-800), and are rare evidence of metalworking from this period.

The ARCH course will complement the project, showing how to find out about known Bronze Age metalwork  from the Moray Firth area. A gazetteer of known metalwork from the area will be compiled and where possible photographs will be obtained, including taking pictures of objects in local collections and in Edinburgh. The results will be used by Trevor Cowie, National Museums of Scotland, who will be writing a book for the Feats sof Clay project.

The course will be held in the Reading Room in Inverness Library in the old Archives room. No experience necessary.

 

Making the sickle
Making the sickle
Heating the furnace to make molten bronze to pour into the mould.
SICKLE
SICKLE
Replica Bronze Age sickle made at our Crafting Day in 2013
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