Ancient Deeside

Scotland’s historic environment makes a valuable contribution to our quality of life, cultural identity, education and economy.

Organisation: Aberdeenshire Council
Project title: Ancient Deeside

The Ancient Deeside Project combined the study of known Mesolithic material with new material obtained from fieldwalking, to add to our understanding of the period in this region. The project involved volunteers including local people, students and schoolchildren. 49 participants were trained in fieldwalking, finds analysis, recording, photography, archaeological cataloguing, the Mesolithic period and archaeology in general. Major new insights into Mesolithic activity in Deeside have been gained, even earlier material has been found with Upper Late Palaeolithic flints being identified, and new areas highlighted for future protection in conjunction with Aberdeenshire Council Archaeology Service.

Which OPiT key performance indicator is the project contributing to? Main: 11

Other: 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 13

Contact name: Bruce Mann
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Reviewed: September 2018