Seasons Greetings to all of our readers!

Welcome to the third and final e-newsletter of 2015!
It has been a busy few months in the ScARF office - we began by finding out how the ScARF resource has been used since its launch; including how it has been helping to shape current research and applications for funding. We have been out and about aiding the creation of emerging regional and thematic research frameworks and discussing how all these new resources can be linked up. Work has also begun on updating the existing archaeological content as well as reconvening the report panels. A good overview of what we have been doing can also be seen through the 'News' section of the website, where you can also find links to previous editions of this e-newsletter. 

Don't forget the you can get in touch with us if you have a question about the existing archaeological content in ScARF or how you can use the resource. We'd also love to hear from you if you would like to be involved with the next editions of the panel reports, for example if you have some new research data or an exciting new site that can add to our archaeological picture.
Send an email to ScARF
Conference Update: The Archaeology of Argyll 
Photo © Emma Jane O'Riordan
On the 27th and 28th of November, Kilmartin Museum organised and hosted a 2 day symposium on the Archaeology of Argyll. The event was attended by around 70 archaeologists and others interested in the archaeology and history of the area. The aim was to focus thoughts on the rich heritage of the area across all archaeological periods from the Palaeolithic to the present and to discuss the following questions: 
  • What are the main themes for the periods in question?
  • Are there any research gaps?
  • What key research areas should we be thinking about?
  • How should we move forward in the future?
ScARF arranged for six student volunteers from the Archaeology department at the University of Glasgow to come along and take notes throughout the conference. These notes will act as a record of the discussion but also help to form the basis of a new regional research framework for the area. The notes will be available on the ScARF website in the New Year. 
Something to read over the holidays?
This collaborative project brings together the work of academics, interested individuals, public bodies, commercial archaeology and museums to investigate the Neolithic prehistory of peoples from Ireland to Scotland. The website has recently been updated so why not have a quick look? 
Visit the Boyne to Brodgar website
Workshop Update: Using ScARF in Everyday Archaeology
Attendees at the workshop. Photo © Andrea Smith
The joint ScARF and CIfA workshop mentioned in the previous newsletter went ahead on the 11th December with participants from a range of organisations involved in archaeology. Discussion focused on what archaeological information ScARF currently contains as well as on how to find information within the website and panel reports. There was also time to talk about improvements that users would like to see made to the resource and on how and when the archaeological content should be updated. If you would like a talk to your organisation or workplace about using ScARF, then please get in touch. 
Get in touch about future workshops
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Fellow Alexander Rhind enjoys winding down for the festive season. 
Please note that the ScARF office will be closed over the festive period from the 22nd of December.

Normal service will resume on the 5th of January 2016, when we will look forward to the New Year and all the exciting archaeological research that it will bring!
Copyright © 2015 Scottish Archaeological Research Framework/Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp