Progress on one of the most significant archaeological digs to have been carried out in Perth in recent years will be outlined on Wednesday.
The speaker at the Abertay Historical Society’s March evening lecture in Dundee is archaeologist and ceramic specialist Derek Hall who will give a talk titled “In Rood Health Excavations at Perth Whitefriars 2014-16”.
Mr Hall will describe the excavations of Perth’s Carmelite friary ahead of its redevelopment.
The site is on the edge of city centre lies on the corner of Jeanfield Road and Riggs Road.
Mr Hall said: “This new rescue excavation of the remainder of the church, the west range and cloister has discovered a whole variety of unusual burial practices, surviving internal elements of the friary buildings and is providing some unique and important insights into the operation and demise of one of the medieval burghs least understood monastic houses.”
From 1976 to 1980 Mr Hall worked on archaeological sites throughout the UK.
In 1980 he joined the Urban Archaeology Unit, predecessor of the Scottish Urban Archaeological Trust Ltd (SUAT), and in 1996 was seconded to Historic Scotland as an Inspector of Ancient Monuments before returning to SUAT.
Since 2009 he has been operating on his own behalf and is responsible for the fieldwork elements of the Scottish Medieval Deer parks project. He is also editor of the journal of the Tayside and Fife Archaeological Committee.
The lecture takes place in Lecture Theatre 2 of the Dalhousie Building, Dundee University.
Doors will be open from 6pm with the talk starting at 6.30pm.
The free event is open to all, but non-members are requested to make a small donation to the society.
More information can be obtained from Matthew Jarron on 01382 384310 or firstname.lastname@example.org