January 2016
Newsletter #4

ScARF Student Network: Association for Environmental Archaeology conference 2016 bursaries

Are you currently an undergraduate or postgraduate student? Were you thinking about going to the AEA 2016 conference later this year? ScARF is pleased to announce that applications are now open for bursaries to attend the event. The bursary will cover the registration fee, conference dinner and fieldtrip as well as complementary Student Fellowship of the Society for one year (subject to successful election). Download the form below for more information and to apply. Please feel free to share with any colleagues you think might be interested.
Download the Student Bursary Application Form
Panel Update: Science in Archaeology
ScARF is pleased to announce that the Science in Archaeology panel will be reconvening next month to discuss work on the updated panel report, which we hope to publish later this year. The current version was written in 2011-2012 and so some topics are either missing entirely from the report or did not exist at the time of writing.

Are there any science topics that you think ScARF needs to include this year? Maybe you are involved in archaeological science and would like to submit a case study? Let us know if you want something added to the agenda. We would especially love to hear from anyone with some cool science images we could use!
CT Image of 17th century pocket watch from shipwreck, revealing maker's signature. © NMS. ScARF Science in Archaeology Panel Report 2012 (
Facial reconstruction using scientific techniques at the launch of the ScARF popular account - "Telling Scotlands Story". Available to download in English and Gaidhlig at
© Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
Get in touch about Science in Archaeology
The Society is hiring!
The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland is looking to fill not one, but two vacancies!
Some of our lovely Fellows.
© Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

We need someone to lead Fellowship and Development, who will deliver strategic and operational activity to support the membership and increase the sustainability of the Society.  This will include day-to-day engagement with and services to Fellows and the promotion of the work of the Society.
Find out more about the Fellowship vacancy
The famous Proceedings.
© Emma Jane O'Riordan

We also need a Publications Assistant - this role covers editorial, design, production and marketing responsibilities for a mix of print and online archaeology and history resources. This is a highly varied position which offers excellent experience in all aspects of academic publishing.
Find out more about the Publications vacancy
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.