Finding Out More About SERF

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 SERF fieldwork reports.

Public Lectures & Events

SERF provides public lectures across Scotland and beyond.

Upcoming Talks & Events

 

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Further Readings

More detailed information about the SERF project can be found in the scholarly publications by the SERF team listed below:

Noble, G & Brophy, K 2015 Transforming place and architecture through cremation: cremation traditions at the third millennium BC monument complex at Forteviot, central Scotland. In K Brink, S Hyden, K Jennbert, L Larsson and D Olousson (eds) Neolithic diversities: perspectives from a conference in Lund, Sweden. Lund. pp. 164-72.

Noble, G. & Brophy, K. 2014 Construction, process, environment: altering the landscape in Neolithic lowland Scotland. in D Mischka, M Furholt, M Hinz, G Noble & D Olausson (eds), Landscapes, Histories and Societies in the northern European Neolithic. Kiel University, pp. 65-80.

Brophy, K & Noble, G 2012 Henging, mounding and blocking: the Forteviot henge group. In Gibson, A (ed) Enclosing the Neolithic. Recent studies in Britain and Europe, 21–35. Oxford: BAR.

Noble, G. & Brophy, K. forthcoming 2011. ‘Ritual and remembrance at a prehistoric ceremonial complex in central Scotland: excavations at Forteviot, Perth and Kinross’, Antiquity, 85, 787–804.

Noble, G & Brophy, K forthcoming 2011 ‘Big enclosures: the Palisaded enclosures of Scotland in their Northwestern European Context’, European Journal of Archaeology, 14.1-2, 60–87.

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.

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SERF Fieldwork Reports

2006
Malcolm, J. 2006 Report on geophysical survey at Forteviot, Perthshire, September 2006. 2006 Geophysics Report

2007
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

2008
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

2009
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

2010

Brophy, K. & Noble, G. 2010 Forteviot Multiphase Ceremonial Monument Excavation 2010. Data Structure Report. 2010 FN10.06 DSR

Campbell, E. 2010a Forteviot Pictish Cemetery Excavation 2010.  Data Structure Report. 2010 FN10.08 DSR

Campbell, E. 2010b 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

2011

Maldonado, A. 2011 Forteviot Village Geophysical Survey 2011. Data Structure Report. SERF

Campbell, E. 2011a Forteviot Manse Paddock Excavations 2011. Data Structure Report. SERF

Campbell, E. 2011b Forteviot Manse Garden Excavations 2011. Data Structure Report. SERF

Gondek, M. & Maldonado, A. Forteviot Churchyard Excavations 2011. Data Structure Report. SERF

Poller, T. 2011 Ben Effrey Hillfort Excavations 2011. Data Structure Report. SERF

James, H. 2011 Castle Craig Excavations 2011. Data Structure Report. SERF

Given, M. 2011 Walkover Report. Data Structure Report. SERF

2012

Poller, T. 2012a Rossie Law Geophysical Survey 2012‌ Data Structure Report. SERF

Maldonado, A. & Brophy, K. 2012 Leadketty Geophysical Survey 2012. Data Structure Report. SERF

Poller, T. 2012b Rossie Law Excavations 2012. Data Structure Report. SERF

James, H. (with contributions by E. Campbell) 2012 Castle Craig 2012. Data Structure Report. SERF

Brophy, K., Gould, A., Noble, G., Wright, D. & Younger, R. 2012 Leadketty Excavations 2012. Data Structure Report. SERF

Maldonado, A. & Gondek, M. 2012 Kirk Wynd and Castle Cottage, Dunning Excavations 2012. Data Structure Report. SERF

Grant, K. 2012a Dunning's Big Dig 2012. Data Structure Report. SERF

Grant, K. 2012b Scores Burn Farmstead Survey Report 2012. Data Structure Report. SERF

Poller, T. 2012c The Roundel Geophysical Survey 2012. Data Structure Report. SERF

Wright, D. 2012. SERF Archive Report: Flaked Lithic Assemblages 2007-10‌. Unpublished SERF Report: University of Glasgow.

2013

Poller, T. (with contributions by C. MacIver) 2013a Castle Law, Forgandenny Geophysical Survey 2013. Data Structure Report. SERF

Poller, T. 2013b Castle Law, Forgandenny Excavations 2013. Data Structure Report. SERF

Poller, T. 2013c Baldinnies Geophysical Survey 2013. Data Structure Report. SERF

Poller, T. 2013d Kay Craig, Auchterarder Excavations 2013. Data Structure Report. SERF

Brophy, K. & Wright, D. 2013 Leadketty Excavations 2013. Data Structure Report. SERF

Campbell, E. 2013 St. Serf's Church Tower, Dunning Excavations 2013. Data Structure Report. SERF

Wright, D. 2013 Leadketty Fieldwalking Report 2013. Data Structure Report. SERF

2014

Wright, D. 2014a Wellhill Test Pitting 2014. Data Structure Report. SERF

Wright, D. 2014b Millhaugh Fieldwalking Report 2014. Data Structure Report. SERF‌

Poller, T & MacIver, C. 2014 Castle Law, Forgandenny Excavations 2014. Data Structure Report. SERF

Wright, D. 2014c Wellhill Excavations 2014. Data Structure Report. SERF

Brophy, K. & Green, H. 2014 Millhaugh Cairn Excavations 2014. Data Structure Report. SERF

Campbell, E. 2014 Pitcairns House Excavations at Dunning Roman Temporary Camp 2014. Data Structure Report. SERF

Poller, T. 2014 Wester Clevage Geophysics Report 2014. Data Structure Report. SERF‌‌‌‌‌‌

Campbell, E., Durnan, J. & Driscoll, S. 2014 Dunning Roman Camp Excavations 2014. Data Structure Report. SERF

2015

Wright, D. 2015a Millhaugh 2015: Fieldwalking, test pitting and geophysical survey at MH14.1‌. Unpublished SERF Report: University of Glasgow.

Wright, D. and  T. Poller 2015 SENSYS Geophysical Report on behalf of SERF: Preliminary Summary of Results. Unpublished SERF Report: University of Glasgow.

Poller, T. 2015a Ogle Hill Geophysical Survey Report 2015. Unpublished SERF Report: University of Glasgow

Poller, T. 2015b Dun Knock Excavations 2015‌ Unpublished SERF Report: University of Glasgow.

Wright, D. 2015b Wellhill Excavations 2015‌ Unpublished SERF Report: University of Glasgow.

Brophy, K. & Green, H. 2015 Leadketty Excavations 2015‌ Unpublished SERF Report: University of Glasgow.

Poller, T. 2015 Ogle Hill Excavations 2015‌ Unpublished SERF Report: University of Glasgow.

2016

Wright, D. 2016a Millhaugh 2016 Fieldwalking‌ MH14.3. Unpublished SERF Report: University of Glasgow.

Wright, D. 2016b Millhaugh CB16 Excavations‌ & Appendices. Unpublished SERF Report: University of Glasgow.

Brophy, K. & Green, H. 2015 Leadketty 2016 Excavations. Unpublished SERF Report: University of Glasgow.

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