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Excavations at Perth Whitefriars 2014-18 with Derek Hall

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This talk will describe the excavations of Perth’s medieval Carmelite friary in advance of the sites planned redevelopment.

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Culture Perth and Kinross and University Of Highland and Island’s Institute for Northern Studies present:

This talk will describe the excavations of Perth’s medieval Carmelite friary in advance of the sites planned redevelopment.  First investigated by the speaker in 1982 and then again in 2008 this new rescue excavation of the remainder of the church, the west range and cloister has discovered a whole variety of unusual burial practices, surviving internal elements of the friary buildings and is providing some unique and important insights into the operation and demise of one of the medieval burghs least understood monastic houses.

Derek studied at the Dorset Institute of Higher Education, Weymouth where he gained a Certificate in Practical Archaeology (graduating in 1978).  From 1976 to 1980 he worked on archaeological sites throughout Scotland and England, including one of the first urban rescue excavations in Scotland in advance of the Elgin Relief road. 

In 1980 he joined the Urban Archaeology Unit, the predecessor of SUAT.  From 1982-1985 he was a Senior Supervisor for SUAT on several major excavations before being appointed Field Officer.  In 1996 he was seconded to Historic Scotland as an Inspector of Ancient Monuments, before returning to SUAT as Depute Director until its demise in 2009.  Since then he has been operating as a sole trader.  He has extensive research interests in Scottish Medieval Pottery, medieval hospitals and monastic granges and is responsible for the fieldwork elements of the Scottish Medieval Deer parks project.  He is currently Editor of the TAFAC journal and was formerly co-editor of Medieval Ceramics (annual journal of the Medieval Pottery Research Group).

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