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March 1, 2019

“It's not just for film fans, though “ A previous post on this blog shared examples of historic preservation influenced by the association of historic building

February 8, 2019

“an incredibly detailed 3-D map of the connected islands” Two of the Inner Hebrides islands off of Scotland’s western coast were recently subjected to a detail

December 2, 2017

“These visitors wish to walk in the footsteps of their ancestors “

A recent post on this blog shared examples of historic preservation influenced by the association of historic buildings with celebrities and pop culture. Rose Hall on Jamaica is a popular tourist attract...

November 21, 2017

“But after enduring for millennia, these archaeological sites – along with many others from Easter Island to Jamestown – are facing an existential threat from climate change.”

The Boston Harbor Islands off the coast of eastern Massachusetts were once drumlins—glacially...

August 24, 2017

Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, began as a Mesolithic camp ca. 8,500 BC. A lot has changed since then. Bronze and Iron age people subsequently settled there, and when the Romans arrived at the end of the 1st century AD, they found a Celtic tribe—the Votadini—living...

June 21, 2017

The Scottish capital of Edinburgh is known for its two distinctive historic neighborhoods—the medieval portion containing the Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the “museum mile,” and the spectacularly modern parliament building and the Georgian-period New Town with th...

June 20, 2017

Most people are familiar with the efforts of government agencies and non-profit organizations to preserve historic sites. England has its National Trust, which became a model for national trusts in the United States and other former British colonies. In Charleston, Sou...

February 13, 2017

Ship burials—interring human remains with an entire ship—were a Viking tradition for warriors. Recent research on a ship burial found on the western coast of Scotland has indicated the warrior buried there may have been a female warrior. 


Revealed: t...

August 31, 2016

Duart Castle, on the Isle of Mull off the western coast of Scotland, was the ancestral home of the MacLeans. In 1990, a descendant of the MacLean clan inherited the run-down castle from his father. Some $2 million in repairs later, restoration work continues.


A 600-...

August 24, 2016

Archaeologists working at Ness of Brodgar on Orkney, Scotland have discovered a large, stone chamber, possibly a tomb. One of the mysteries of the site, however, is that it is covered over by a huge midden, or trash dump, dating to the Neolithic period.


Mystery ston...

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