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Third Season:  Survey  and Evaluation A short 2015 report, is on the Tarland projects page Tarland 2015. It is intended to continue walkover survey during 2016 and to carry out evaluation of three of the features identified to date.
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Crathes 2008 - 2012   The cataloguing of approximately 9000 flints is now finished.  Data have been passd on to Caroline Wickham- Jones so that she can include our results as a contributrion to the forthcoming publication on the Nether Mills excavation  directed by James B. Kenworthy 1978-1981. As no fieldwalking has taken place under NESARS, this 2008-2012 account has been much reduced.  However, further fieldwalking is still a possibility. H. Sabnis
NESARS website Now that we have a Facebook page (see About Us
), for activity reports, comments and photographs, our
website has been re-organised accordingly.  It will now focus mainly on NESARS information and projects.
Tarland Publications Two short reports have been published in ‘Discovery and Excavation in Scotland’, New Series, Volume 15, 2014, page 36. Hillhead (Blackhills):  Fieldwalking,  Moyra Simon and Jane Summers - North East Scotland Archaeological Rearch Society Hillhead (Blackhills):  Fieldwalking, Moyra Simon and Jane Summers - North East Scotland Archeological Research Society
Hadrian’s Wall Walk - teamhadrian2015 From 5 - 12 July, four NESARS members, Alison, Jane, Moyra, and Maria, walked from west to east, along the length of Hadrian’s Wall.  The journal relating their adventures can be followed on the new ‘Blog’
NESARS Social Event Do you like to chat about archaeology and find out about what’s going on in the area and the archaeology world in general? If you do then NESARS may have what you’re looking for.   We  meet up on the last Wednesday of the month for an inmformal get tgether at The Ploughman, Peterculter from 6:30 pm.   Why not drop in for an hour or two? Non-Members welcome and if you’re planning to have supper could you please drop me an email ( so I can reserve a table.
FETTERNEAR  HILLCROFTS    Survey and Test-Pits      Moyra Simon          NEW PROJECT Although wet weather prevented further survey work with regard to the site of an old croft it is hoped this will continue in 2016. With the aim of establishing the possibility of prehistoric activity in the area, limited test-pit evaluation took place in the garden at Sunnybrae Croft after several flints had been found on the soil surface.   Test- pitting will be continued when weather permits. A summary is on the new Fertternear Hillcrofts page.
NEW WEB PAGES Our new NESARS project, Fetternear Hillcrofts, aiming to survey the site of an old croft now has its own web page.  See below. Continuing the survey etc. at Hillhead, a Tarland 2015 page has been added.
NESARS AGM   Tuesday 6 December 2016, 19.30 - 21.30 Venue:  The Community Room, Tesco Inverurie, Harlaw Road, Inverurie, AB51 4SR We have arranged the programme for our NESARS Annual General Meeting for this year as follows: AGM Agenda Apologies Approval of last minutes Items arising from the last AGM Treasurer’s Report Membership and Secretary’s Report Election of 2016 committe A.O.B. Following this and as part of the vening there will be two presentations: Report on current NESARS Projects   Stewart MacIntyre My trip to Japan and the Jomon Archaeology Dig   Moira Blackmore