Northern Britain: From Iron Age to 1034

Open Access Articles 

  • Batey, C. (2016) Viking Burials in Scotland: Two 'New' Boat Burial Finds. In: Seventeenth Viking Congress, Lerwick, Scotland, 3-10 Aug 2013, pp. 39-45. Available here:

  • Driscoll, S.T. (1998) Formalising the mechanisms of state power: early Scottish lordship 9th-13th centuries. In: Foster, S., Macinnes, A. and Macinnes, R. (eds.) Scottish Power Centres. Series: University of Glasgow Postgraduate School of Scottish Studies. Cruithne Press, pp. 32-58. Available here:

  • Driscoll, S.T. (1998) Political discourse and the growth of Christian ceremonialism in Pictland, the place of the St Andrews Sarcophagus. In: Foster, S.M. (ed.) St Andrews Sarcophagus, a Pictish Masterpiece and its International Connections. Four Courts Press, pp. 168-178. Available here:

  • Driscoll, S.T.  (1997) Kingdom of Strathclyde's final chapter. British Archaeology, 27, p. 6. Available here:

  • Driscoll, S.T.  (1992) Discourse on the frontiers of history: material culture and social reproduction in early scotland. Historical Archaeology, 26(3), pp. 12-25. Available here:

  • Driscoll, S.T.  (1991) Archaeology of state formation in Scotland. In: Hanson, W.S. and Slater, E.A. (eds.) Scottish Archaeology, New Perceptions. Aberdeen University Press, pp. 81-111. Available here:

  • Driscoll, S.T.  (1988) Power and authority in early historic Scotland, Pictish symbol stones and other documents. In: Gledhill, J., Bender, B. and Larsen, M. (eds.) State and Society: the Emergence and Development of Social Hierarchy and Political Centralization. Series: One World Archaeology.. Thomson Publishing Services (on behalf of Taylor and Francis Books UK), pp. 215-236. Available here:

  • Finlay, N. , Campbell, E. , Ceron-Carrasco, R., Housley, R., Huggett, J.  and Smith, C. (2019) Iron Age occupation evidence from Port Lobh, Colonsay (Scottish Inner Hebrides). Scottish Archaeological Journal, 41(1), pp. 119-123. Available here:

  • Forsyth, K.  (1995) Language in Pictland: spoken and written. In: Nicoll, E.H. and Forsyth, K. (eds.) A Pictish panorama: the story of the Picts.Pinkfoot Press, pp. 7-10. Available here:

  • Foster, S. (2011) Physical Evidence For The Early Church In Scotland. In: Buildings for Worship in Britain: Celtic and Anglo-Saxon, Department of Continuing Education, Oxford, January 2010. Available here:

  • Harris, O. J.T., Cobb, H., Batey, C. E., Montgomery, J., Beaumont, J., Gray, H., Murtagh, P. and Richardson, P.(2017) Assembling places and persons: a tenth-century Viking boat burial from Swordle Bay on the Ardnamurchan peninsula, western Scotland. Antiquity, 91(355), pp. 191-206. Available here:

  • Harrison, S. (2017) The Vikings in Ireland and beyond: new research and new directions? Studia Hibernica, 43, pp. 127-136. Available here:

  • Mainland, I. and Batey, C. (2019) The nature of the feast: commensality and the politics of consumption in Viking Age and Early Medieval Northern Europe. World Archaeology. Available here:

  • Maldonado, A.  (2017) Barrows and the conversion of the landscape at Forteviot, Perthshire. In: Edwards, N., Ni Mhaonaigh, M. and Flechner, R.(eds.) Transforming Landscapes of Belief in the Early Medieval Insular World and Beyond: Converting the Isles II. Series: Cultural encounters in late antiquity and the Middles Ages, 2 (23). Brepols: Turnhout, pp. 319-350. Available here:

  • Smith, J. M.H. (2013) Writing in Britain and Ireland, c. 400 to c. 800. In: Lees, C. A. (ed.) The Cambridge History of Early Medieval English Literature. Series: The new Cambridge history of English literature. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp. 19-49. Available here: