Providing new insights into Pictish material

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The second lecture in the 2011/2012 season of the Pictish Arts Society will be given at Pictavia, near Brechin, by Alice Blackwell on Friday, November 18.

The title of the paper will be “New research on early medieval silver: the Norrie’s Law hoard, Fife.”

The lecture will set ongoing work on the important hoard from Norrie’s Law in the context of wider research on the use of silver, conducted as part of the Glenmorangie Research Project on Early Historic Scotland based in the National Museum of Scotland.

It will draw together detailed artefact analysis, results from scientific investigation of the material and research into the find circumstances of the hoard to provide new insights into this most important Pictish material.

Alice Blackwell studied at the Universities of Leeds and Glasgow, and has worked in the Department of Archaeology, National Museums Scotland as the lead researcher on the Glenmorangie Research Project on Early Historic Scotland for the last three years.

This project supports a major programme of research and is due to run until the end of 2013.

Doors open at Pictavia at 7 pm for a 7.30 pm start.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available before and after the talk. The talk is free to members and £2.50 to non-members.