SERFing in the Scottish heartlands: artefacts and the research strategy

Driscoll, S.T. (2010) SERFing in the Scottish heartlands: artefacts and the research strategy. Scottish Archaeological Journal, 32(1), pp. 57-72. (doi: 10.3366/saj.2011.0008)




This paper describes the first phase (2006–11) of the SERF (Strathearn Environs and Royal Forteviot) project and outlines the research strategy developed by a team of prehistorians and medievalists. Particular attention is given to our approaches to material culture and its role in providing a context for field monuments. Previously known archaeological and historical evidence has been utilised to frame the research programme, which has engaged university archaeologists from Glasgow and Aberdeen, public sector archaeologists from Historic Scotland, the RCAHMS and Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust. The fieldwork was undertaken as part of a field school which provides training to university students and volunteers.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Driscoll, Professor Stephen
Authors: Driscoll, S.T.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Journal Name:Scottish Archaeological Journal
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
ISSN (Online):1755-2028
Published Online:01 March 2010
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2010 Glasgow Archaeological Society
First Published:First published in Scottish Archaeological Journal 32(1):57-72
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
501851Strathearn Environs and Royal Forteviot (SERF)Stephen DriscollHistoric Scotland (HIST-SCOTL)003378357/53552Archaeology
448591The Strathearn environs and Royal Forteviot Project (SERF)Stephen DriscollBritish Academy (BRIT-ACAD)LRG-45610Archaeology