Study Weekend: The Archaeology of Gardens

Posted on February 24th, 2011 by Charles Boot
Jul ’11
12:00 pm

Study Weekend: The Archaeology of Gardens

with The National Trust for Scotland

Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

12 noon, Saturday 2 July to 4pm, Sunday 3 July

The aim of the weekend is to acquaint participants with the theory and practice of this aspect of archaeology, the techniques used and the potential and actual outcomes. Based in Aberdeen, we shall begin with lunch on the Saturday followed by a series of three talks about the contribution that archaeology can make to our understanding of the development of historic gardens and designed landscapes and the practical techniques used in gardens archaeology. Speakers include: Dr Shannon Fraser, NTS Archaeologist for North-East Scotland; Dr Hilary Murray of Murray Archaeological Services Ltd and Tom Addyman of Addyman Archaeology, a division of Simpson and Brown Architects. Examples will be taken from the castles to be visited on the Sunday as well as other sites in Scotland. On Sunday we plan to visit three castles including Castle Fraser and Fyvie, travelling by coach and leaving from and returning to Aberdeen.

£60 for members and their guests £70 non-members (to be confirmed). Charge includes Saturday lunch and tea and Sunday coffee and tea. Participants will be able to purchase their own lunch on the Sunday at one of the NTS properties. There will be an optional dinner in Aberdeen on the Saturday night. Please note that the charge does not include overnight accommodation on the Saturday night. Places are limited. Contact Sue Hewer or: 01575 560259 for further details or to reserve a place

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