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Pictish Settlement in East Perthshire and the Cateran Trail
Sun 28 May 2017, 18:30 – 20:30 BST
The Cateran Trail has some great archaeological sites, and the rarest are the so-called 'Pitcarmick' type buildings: stone/turf and timber longhouses of the early medieval period (late first millennium AD). They were first identified in the uplands of north-east Perthshire in the late 1980's but to date only two sites have been excavated, at Pitcarmick itself in Strathardle, and at Lair, Glenshee, where Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust have been excavating over the last 5 years to uncover more of their story. In this talk, Dave Strachan, archaeologist and Manager of the Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust will be revealing what has been discovered and what the archaeology is telling us about life on the Cateran Trail over 2,000 years ago.