Activities Pictish Potentates talk

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THE THIRD lecture in the 2012/2013 season of the Pictish Arts Society will be given at Pictavia, near Brechin, by Murray Cook on Friday, December 14.

His presentation will be entitled ‘A new look at the activities of Pictish Potentates: the Hillforts of Strathdon’.

Mr Cook graduated from Edinburgh University’s archaeology department in 1995 and has spent 13 years undertaking rescue and research excavation in and around Kintore.

This work has included the excavation of the Roman marching camp at Kintore, consisting of 60 unenclosed roundhouses, and eight enclosures and hillforts, all of which forms the core of his intended PhD.

Murray currently divides his time between being an archaeology officer at Stirling Council, a senior project manager at Oxford Archaeology North and co-director and founder of Rampart Scotland.

Other research interests include hillforts in East Lothian and public archaeology in Stirling.

He is the author of several publications.

Doors open at 7 for a 7.30 p.m. start and is free to members and £2.50 to non-members. Refreshments will be available.