Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Study Tour to Lyon Cancelled


EMAS has reluctantly decided to cancel this year’s study tour to Lyon, owing to the difficulty of finding an acceptable and affordable hotel.

The popularity of Lyon at Whitsun has meant that it has proved impossible to find a centrally-located hotel at a realistic price.

However, as many people expressed an interest in the proposed itinerary for this trip, it is proposed that we run it next year, but start bookings late this year in order to secure a suitable hotel.


Monday, March 6, 2017

David’s Fort: a Medieval Motte?


EMAS Members who trudged through the rather deep mud to visit David’s Fort on the 2015 EMAS Easter Study Tour to North Scotland and Skye may be interested in this blog post on the NOSAS Archaeology Blog:

David’s Fort: a Medieval Motte?

In around 2000 Janet Hooper, Allan MacKenzie and I undertook a survey of David’s Fort, a rather enigmatic site in Balavil Wood, near Conon Bridge.  Our intention was to survey the site, clarify its purpose and investigate the related documentary and contextual information.  We did arrange a geophysical survey which was cancelled due to Foot and Mouth, and that was replaced with a later walkover of Balavil Wood.  David’s Fort itself is scheduled, but there are other features in the immediate area which may be related and which are worthy of notice.

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