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Drawing a Pictish symbol

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Meifod MT6

Last weekend at the EMWARG colloquium in Welshpool, we enjoyed a field trip to visit dykes and Meifod church and churchyard. In the church of Saints Tysilio and Mary at Meifod, Montgomeryshire, cemented and clamped in the south aisle, is a striking 1.5m-high slab of Quartz arenite. 443 more words

Archaeologies Of Death And Memory

Rooted in the land - Off piste

From the Haystack we walked along the edge of the moor, following the path to the Pancake Stone where Giant Rombald watches over the dale. The great slab is covered in cup and ring markings and at first glance, seems perched and ready to be once more a rocking stone. 823 more words


Free Pictish stuff

The good folk of Groam House Museum have made available as free downloads seven out-of-print titles from their Annual Academic Lecture series.

Groam House, as many of you will know, holds a superb collection of Pictish sculpture. 303 more words

Historic Sites

Rhynie Man

This month, a team of archaeologists is hoping to shed light on an ancient carving known as Rhynie Man. This mysterious figure, carrying an axe over his shoulder, appears on a slab of stone more than six feet high. 224 more words

Historic Sites

Kirkmadrine stones return to Galloway

Last month, a group of early medieval sculptured stones returned to their home at Kirkmadrine in the Rhinns peninsula, a quiet corner of Galloway. They had spent some time at Historic Scotland in Edinburgh where they were cleaned by specialist conservators. 257 more words

Historic Sites

Six Flower Pendants

Foliage and flowers. What makes people happy. Here are six little pendants which mine that rich seam. They are about the size of the smaller ones here. 34 more words

Thoughts On Goldsmithing