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OFARS to NESARS In 2000 a group of local archaeologists got together and formed the OVER FIFTIES ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH SOCIETY, with the aims as outlined on the Home Page   This somewhat tongue in cheek name became generally known as OFARS. With the help of a grant and private donations, surveying and resistivity equipment were bought and later a plane-table, together with other equipment. Site visits were organized and various projects were undertaken;  two are still ongoing. However, as a younger generation was showing interest, and with the advent of NESAE (NE Scotland Archaeological Exchange on Facebook) the name was changed and the society reconstituted as NESARS (NE Scotland Archaeological Research Society) in March 2012.  A slightly modified constitution was adopted, and a committee elected. 
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Office Bearers Chair Stewart MacIntyre Secretary Jane Summers Treasurer Maria Cowie                  Committee members Moyra Simon Angela Groat Heather Sabnis             
Project Leaders Moyra Simon  and Field-walking, survey and excavation, Tarland Jane Summers Moyra Simon Survey and test-pitting,  Fetternear   Marlene Weston and Field-walking and Flint Analysis, Kildrummy Angela Groat Heather Sabnis Field-walking and Flint Analysis, Crathes Juliette Mitchell Principal Co-ordinator with SCHARP Juliette Mitchell, Coastal Flint Scatters Heather Sabnis and Maria Cowie                               
NESARS projects involve members getting together and carrying out activities organised by a Project Leader.  Guidelines for Project Leaders, can be downloaded. The NESARS Disclaimer Form necessary for Projects (and for Members’ Field Trips) can also be downloaded.
Links have been established with Aberdeenshire Archaeology.  Following a meeting with Bruce Mann at Woodhill House in November 2012, NESARS are pleased to be working more closely with the Aberdeenshire Archaeology Service in order to share information and activities and to enlist each other's help on future Aberdeenshire Projects.
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