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    Register for ScARF Directory of Archaeological Scientists

    All scientists interested in working on Scottish archaeological material are invited to register in the new ScARF Directory of Archaeological Scientists. Landward Research Ltd have developed this service for ScARF, funded by Historic Scotland. The ScARF Science Panel set out The Vision for Science in Scottish Archaeology which recognised that successful archaeological science promotes knowledge exchange and transfer, and this initiative forms the backbone of a virtual network of archaeological scientists, so enhancing communication between scientists and between scientists and field practitioners and other potential users of the scientists’ expertise.  This new portal will allow archaeological scientists who are able to work on Scottish materials to identifying their areas of specialist expertise and…

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    Historic Scotland Funding for PhD in Archaeological Science

      New Funding Initiative by Historic Scotland The Archaeology Programme supports a range of activities designed to mitigate the destruction of archaeological sites and landscapes through the funding of projects involving survey, excavation, advice, training and education. Such projects either rescue information in the face of unavoidable threats or help us to assess the threat to archaeological sites and landscapes. Projects in receipt of funding in recent years range from the writing up of long-standing unpublished excavations (which received support from HS or its predecessor bodies), to on-going rescue and research of threatened sites and the promotion of understanding about our archaeological heritage. Historic Scotland is now working with the Scottish…

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    ScARF Science

    The Science panel of the Scottish Archaeological Research Framework (ScARF) set out an exciting vision for science in Scottish archaeology. The ambition is for archaeological science in Scotland to be a world-leader, achieved through partnership and collaboration, and building on existing strengths and expertise. The vision outlines the need to increase scientific research capacity in Scotland, create a network of specialists willing to work together, and hold workshops addressing ‘hot-spot’ areas of archaeological science. We are now working collaboratively on steps towards realising this vision. For example, the co-Chairs of the ScARF Science Panel (Dr Richard Jones & Dr Karen Milek of Glasgow and Aberdeen Universities respectively) are working with the Society…