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First CMW seminar: Dr Meggen Gondek

Yesterday marked the first of the CMW Seminars, with Dr Meggen Gondek (University of Chester) kicking things off with a fantastic paper on the creation and consumption of Pictish symbol stones. Inspired by her research on the setting of Pictish stones with Gordon Noble on the Rhynie Environs Archaeological Project, she has added a new dimension to the traditional interpretation of these mysterious carvings. Rather than seeing them as texts to be read, or markers of Pictish identity to be mapped, she argues for a greater focus on the process of carving, displaying and in many cases depositing the stones in their eventual findspots. We look forward to seeing the results of this ongoing research!



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