The Meyerstein Lecture in Archaeology 2023: Picts: Scourge of Rome, Rulers of the North

The Picts have fascinated for centuries. They emerged c. AD 300 as a noted enemy in Roman Britain and disappeared at the end of the first millennium AD during the Viking Age. Until recently the Picts have been difficult to trace due to limited archaeological investigation and documentary sources, but innovative new research has produced critical new insights into the culture of a highly sophisticated society who forged a powerful realm dominating much of northern Britain.

This talk will outline some of the major successes of the Northern Picts project at the University of Aberdeen, which recently won the Current Archaeology Research Project of the Year.

To be followed by a wine reception in the museum, finishing at 7pm.