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Discovery and excavation in Scotland
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Discovery and excavation in Scotland (DES) provides an accessible, comprehensive, up-to-date and informative guide to archaeological work being undertaken across Scotland. It is a highly respected resource for archaeological research at all levels and is unique in Europe. The Journal records fieldwork undertaken by commercial units and archaeologists, local societies, university departments, community groups and independent archaeologists in Scotland each year. Entries are recorded by region for quick reference and regular appendices include information on museum acquisitions - Treasure Trove finds, radiocarbon dates and current post-graduate research relating to Scottish archaeology.
DES is launched each year at the Archaeological Research in Progress conference (ARP), organised by Archaeology Scotland and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. DES 2011 was launched at the ARP conference in Aberdeen on the 26th May 2012. Back issues of DES (1947 - 2008 inclusive) may be accessed and searched for free online via the Archaeology Data Service. The most recent two journals can be purchased in hardcopy format, by contacting the Archaeology Scotland office.
DES is sent, free of charge, each year to Archaeology Scotland members as part of their membership package.
Contribute to DES
We accept appropriate accounts of all forms of archaeological discoveries including: • Assessments • Environmental studies • Evaluations • Excavations • Fieldwalking • Finds studies • Geophysical or other field survey • Historic building survey • Public access projects including Adopt-a-Monument and SRP • Records of chance finds • Watching briefs.
The closing date for entries for the next edition of DES is 15th November 2012. If you are thinking of contributing please read the FAQ, Notes for Contributors and access the DES Contributors’ Form or, for more information and help, please contact the office on 0845 872 3333.