Discovering the Northern Picts: Kingship and Society in Northeast Scotland c.300-1000 AD

Start: Mar 20, 2018 06:00 PM

Location: Room 612, UCL Institute of Archaeology


The penultimate seminar in the 2017-18 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by Gordon Noble (Aberdeen) on 20 March.


The Picts are a ‘lost people of Europe’ and a past society of enduring public fascination. First mentioned in late Roman writings as a collection of troublesome social groupings north of the Roman frontier, the Picts went on to dominate northern and eastern Scotland until late first millennium AD. The archaeology for this period has often been seen as being problematic adding to the mysterious air surrounding the Picts. This talk will highlight the results of the University of Aberdeen Northern Picts project which has uncovered a number of Pictish power centres, settlement sites and a silver hoard that all shed important new light on early medieval society in northern Britain.

The Medieval Seminar Series is sponsored by the World Archaeology Section at the Institute of Archaeology and the British Museum.

All meetings start at 6pm at the Institute of Archaeology with the exception of the Sir David Wilson Lecture. Attendees are invited to bring news items for announcement before the start of each seminar.

The programme for the 2017-18 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series is available to download here»

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