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Craggie Bloomery: iron working in late medieval Sutherland posted December 2016

Archaeological investigations undertaken in the north of Scotland by GUARD Archaeology, which sheds new light on bloomery iron working tradition between the late 15th–early 17th centuries, has just been published in the latest volume of the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

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Edinburgh Lothian & Borders Archaeology Conference 2016 posted October 2016

GUARD Archaeology are pleased to be sponsoring this year's Edinburgh Lothian and Borders Archaeology Conference on Saturday 19 November 2016, to be held at Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh.

Distribution of Iron Age Settlements across Dumfries and Galloway

Making sense of Iron Age settlement patterns in Scotland posted September 2016

Recent research by GUARD Archaeology into Iron Age settlement patterns in Galloway in south-west Scotland raises the question of whether the right perspective has been taken when trying to make sense of Iron Age settlement patterns across Scotland.

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GUARD Archaeology Beer Brewing posted August 2016

Excavating archaeological sites can be thirsty work. Not a problem for GUARD Archaeology diggers though, who now have a choice of three GUARD Archaeology beers to quench their thirst!

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Outside the walls: excavations within the annexe at Camelon Roman fort posted August 2016

A significant assemblage of Roman pottery, metalwork and metalworking debris from a series of pits and ditches sheds new light upon life during the early stages of settlement outside a Roman Fort in central Scotland.

Upper Cascade at Semple before conservation © GUARD Archaeology Ltd

Semple Trail Heritage Project posted August 2016

The Semple Heritage Trail in the Clydemuirshiel Regional Park in Renfrewshire is about to open offering visitors the chance to enjoy the restored parts of the eighteenth century Semple Estate designed landscape.

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¹⁴C & Archaeology 8th International Symposium posted June 2016

GUARD Archaeology are sponsoring the Bayesian Modelling of Archaeological Sites session at the 8th International Symposium on ¹⁴C & Archaeology this year.

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Archaeological Research in Progress 2016 Conference posted May 2016

GUARD Archaeology are pleased to be sponsoring this year's Archaeological Research in Progress Conference on 28 May 2016, to be held in Galashiels for the first time.

Excavated remains of Inverkip Roundhouse, showing the porch entranceway © GUARD Archaeology Ltd.

Bronze Age Roundhouse revealed at Inverkip, Inverclyde posted May 2016

The results of GUARD Archaeology's excavation of a Bronze Age settlement at Inverkip in Inverclyde has recently been published. In September 2014, a GUARD Archaeology team led by Christine Rennie carried out the excavation of a series of pits and ditches uncovered during an earlier trial trench evaluation of a new housing development for Stewart Milne Homes.

Excavation of Partick Castle walls and ditch © GUARD Archaeology Ltd

Discovering the lost medieval castle of Partick posted March 2016

Recent archaeological fieldwork in Glasgow by GUARD Archaeology, working on behalf of Scottish Water, has revealed the medieval remains of Partick Castle.

GUARD Archaeologists excavating the remains of a medieval building at Netherton Cross © GUARD Archaeology Ltd

Medieval Archaeology unearthed in advance of new motorway posted March 2016

Thousands of motorists each day travel along the M74 motorway, to the south of Glasgow, unaware of the fascinating 1000-year history emerging from the edge of the hard shoulder.

Metal detecting across the Killiecrankie Battlefield © GUARD Archaeology Ltd

Killiecrankie Battlefield Metal Detecting Survey posted March 2016

A recent metal detecting survey of the Killiecrankie Battlefield, one of the best preserved battlefields in Scotland, has revealed exciting new evidence for the location of the fighting which saw a Jacobite army of Highlanders defeat a government army over three hundred years ago.