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Winter Zoom Talks 2024 Dr Paul Murtagh Shining light into a black hole: Investigating the Iron Age of Lanarkshire
February 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Abstract:This talk will highlight the discoveries made during the excavation of two Iron Age sites in South Lanarkshire, Black Hill, Lesmahagow, and Castle Qua, Lanark, which took place in 2017. The work was carried out by Northlight Heritage as part of the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership, supported by the University of Glasgow and volunteers from the local area. This part of Scotland has seen little in the way of sustained research into the Iron Age and the discoveries made here allow us to begin to understand the ways in which the people of this area lived during this period and how this relates to evidence from the wider region.
Bio: Dr Paul Murtagh has over twenty years experience of working in the archaeology sector and has been involved in projects across the UK and the Middle East. His PhD focused on the Iron Age of West Central Scotland, and he currently works for Archaeology Scotland, leading the Clyde Valley Archaeological Research Framework.