The past year, 2019-2020 the group had elected to study the “Fertile Crescent”. This is the crescent shaped region in the Middle East spanning modern day Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan. It also includes the south east fringes of Turkey and the west fringes of Iran. It was the area benefitting from the fertile soils washed by the river Nile and other rivers, so plenty of scope for research in this vast area that is often referred to as the Cradle of Civilisation. All of the topics studies took us back from around 10,000 BCE to 100 CE. Further details are available by clicking the link in the side bar.
This year we plan to study the PICTs.
You are very welcome to join us and if you need further information please contact me, Kay Whittall.
On October 12th at 7.30pm there was a talk about the "Northern Pictish Powerhouse", given by Prof Gordon Noble of Aberdeen University. This covered the excavations at Burghead Pictish settlemen.
Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 28th October, and should last for about 40 minutes. It will take place using Google Meet video conferencing software.