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PortmahomackMonastery of the Picts$
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Martin Carver

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780748624416

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624416.001.0001

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Designing the expedition

Designing the expedition

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(p.16) Chapter 2 Designing the expedition
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Portmahomack
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Martin Carver

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624416.003.0002

New research was eager to write the history of the Pictish nation – important players in Dark Age Europe – and here the University of York saw its opportunity. This chapter outlines the preliminary evaluation of the site and the design of the archaeological campaign – a state of the art example of archaeological method. Told as a first-person creative experience.

Keywords:   Archaeological Project design, sampling, early medieval, evaluation, strip-and-map technique

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