UCL Early Medieval Atlas


IoA/BM Seminar Gordon Noble

20 March 2018, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm

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UCL Inst Archaeology, Room 612

Dr. Gordon Noble (University of Aberdeen): Discovering the Northern Picts: Kingship and Society in Northeast Scotland c.300-1000 AD

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.