Launch of ARO

A new online archaeological publication has been launched by GUARD Archaeology Ltd.

The results of original archaeological fieldwork research will be freely available to download from the Archaeology Reports Online (ARO) website - www.archaeologyreportsonline.com.

'An enormous amount of archaeological fieldwork research is undertaken across Scotland,' says ARO editor Beverley Ballin Smith, 'but a significant number of such projects struggle to find a publication outlet. We aim to provide a quick, cost-effective opportunity for archaeologists to publish the peer-reviewed results of their fieldwork research.'

The ARO website includes the publication of GUARD Archaeology's recent excavation of Soutra Hill, which has revealed this site to be a focal point for a variety of activity during the Early Bronze Age and Medieval periods. The ARO website also includes reports on sites where new evidence for medieval burial traditions in the Scottish Borders and Iron Age settlement in the Highland glens has been recovered.