Finding Out More About SERF
Although we are only in the field for a few weeks a year, new information about the project is constantly being produced and this webpage will be updated accordingly. There is also a variety of other ways of keeping up to date with SERF or finding out more. Below you will find a list of public lectures, further reading by the SERF team and other scholars , media links, and an archive of fieldwork reports.
SERF provides of public lectures across Scotland and beyond.
- Friends of the Perth & Kinross Archive (AK Bell Library, Perth) – 13rd September 2012
- Reflections on Memory, Monuments and History in Sardinia and Scotland Conference (Cambridge) – 21st-23rd September 2012
- Pictish Arts Society (AK Bell Library, Perth) – 6th October 2012
- Tayside and Fife Archaeology Conference (North Inch Community Campus, Perth) – 3rd November 2012
- Auld Abernethy Society (Museum of Abernethy) - 5th December 2012
More detailed information about the SERF project can be found in the scholarly publications by the SERF team listed below:
Noble, G. & Brophy, K. forthcoming 2011. ‘Ritual and remembrance at a prehistoric ceremonial complex in central Scotland: excavations at Forteviot, Perth and Kinross’, Antiquity.
Noble, G & Brophy, K forthcoming 2011 ‘Big enclosures: the Palisaded enclosures of Scotland in their Northwestern European Context’, European Journal of Archaeology.
Stephen T Driscoll 2010 ‘Pictish Archaeology: Persistent Problems and Structural Solutions’, S.T. Driscoll, J. Geddes and M. A. Hall (eds) Pictish Progress: New Studies on Northern Britain in the Early Middle Ages, Brill: Leiden.
Stephen T Driscoll 2010 ‘SERFing the Scottish Heartlands’ Scottish Archaeological Journal 32. Proceedings of Royal Society of Edinburgh Workshop: Identifying Scotland – Context and Collaboration.
Stephen T Driscoll & Katherine S Forsyth 2009 ‘Symbols of Power in Ireland and Scotland, 8th-10th centuries’, in F.J.F Conde and C. García de Castro Valdés (eds) Poder y simboloía en Europa Siglos VIII-X, Oviedo, Spain.
The general background on themes relating to SERF and can be explored through these further readings:
John Hunter & Ian Ralston (eds) 2010 The Archaeology of Britain an Introduction from the Earliest Times to the Twenty-first Century, 2nd edition, London: Routledge.
Gordon Noble 2006 Neolithic of Scotland: Timber, Stone, Earth and Fire, Edinburgh University Press.
Sally Foster 2004 Picts, Gaels and Scots, Batsford: London.
Stephen T Driscoll 2002 Alba the Gaelic kingdom of Scotland AD 800 – 1124, Birlinn:Edinburgh.
Nick Aitchison 2006 Forteviot a Pictish and Scottish Royal Centre, Tempus:Stroud.
SERF Report Archives
Malcolm, J. 2006 Report on geophysical survey at Forteviot, Perthshire, September 2006. 2006 Geophysics Report
Given, M. 2007 SERF 2007: Report on Landscape Survey. 2007 Walkover Report
Malcolm, J. 2007 Preliminary report on geophysical investigations at Forteviot village, Perthshire, 2006 – 07. 2007 Geophysics Report
Noble, G. & Brophy, K. 2007 Forteviot, Perthshire: Excavations at the Entrance Avenue of the Neolithic Palisaded Enclosure 2007. Interim Report and Data Structure Report. 2007 FN07 DSR
Poller, T. 2007 Forteviot, Perthshire: Excavations of a Barrow and Unenclosed Grave Cemetery 2007. Data Structure Report. 2007 FC07 DSR
Poller, T. & Goldberg, M. 2007 Jackschairs Wood Hillfort Excavations 2007. Data Structure Report. 2007 JK07 DSR
Campbell, E, & Gondek, M. 2008 Forteviot, Perthshire: Village Project 2007/2008. Interim Summary & Report. 2008 FV07&08 Report
Given, M. 2008 SERF 2008: Report on Landscape Survey. 2008 Walkover Report
Gondek, M. 2008 Report on the Geophysical Survey around the Peterhead Farm Symbol Stone, Blackford, Perthshire. 2008 Blackford Report
Noble, G. & Brophy, K. 2008 Forteviot, Perthshire 2008: Excavations of a Henge Monument and Timber Circle. Data Structure and Interim Report. 2008 FN08 DSR
Poller, T. 2008 Dunknock Hillfort Excavations 2008. Data Structure Report. 2008 DK08 DSR
Brophy, K. & Noble, G. 2009 Forteviot, Perthshire, 2009: Excavations of a Henge and Cist Burial. Data Structure and Interim Report. 2009 FN09 DSR
Campbell, E, & Gondek, M. 2009 Forteviot, Perthshire: Excavations of a Pictish Cemetery and Iron Age Enclosure 2009. Interim and Data Structure Report. 2009 FC09 DSR
Dalglish, C. & Given, M. 2009 SERF 2009: Report on Landscape Survey. 2009 Walkover Report
Dalglish, C., Lelong, O., MacGregor, G. & Sneddon, D. 2009 Dunknock Hillfort Excavations 2009. Data Structure Report. 2009 DK09 DSR
Poller, T. 2009 Green of Invermay Enclosure Excavations 2009. Data Structure Report. 2009 GR09 DSR
Wright, A. D 2009 SERF 2009: Test–pitting at Newton of Pitcairns, Dunning, Perthshire, PH2 0SL. Data Structure Report. 2009 Easter DSR
Brophy, K. & Noble, G. 2010 Forteviot Multiphase Ceremonial Monument Excavation 2010. Data Structure Report. 2010 FN10.06 DSR
Campbell, E. 2010 Forteviot Pictish Cemetery Excavation 2010. Data Structure Report. 2010 FN10.08 DSR
Campbell, E. 2010 Forteviot Boundary Ditch. Data Structure Report. 2010 FC10.01 DSR
Dalglish, C. & Given, M. 2010 SERF 2010: Report on Landscape Survey. 2010 Walkover Report
Gould, A. 2010 Forteviot, Palisaded Enclosure Excavations 2010. Data Structure Report. 2010 FN10.05b DSR
James, H. & Gondek, M. 2010 Forteviot Double Enclosure Complex Excavations 2010. Data Structure Report. 2010 FN10.05a DSR
MacIver, C. 2010 Forteviot, Western Boundary of the Palisaded Enclosure Excavation 2010. Data Structure Report.2010 FN10.07 DSR
Poller, T. 2010 Law of Dumbuils Hillfort Excavation 2010. Data Structure Report. 2010 LD10 DSR