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Activities with Andrew Newton (North of Scotland Archaeology Society)

Highland Archaeology Festival

We are pleased to support the Highland Archaeology Festival with two special events and a new display: ‘Adornment: Ornament’ showing beautiful brooches and adornments from our collections. Booking details for events are below.

‘What Bones Can Tell Us’: Human Osteo-Archaeology and Forensics

After nearly forty years in the NHS (as a General Practitioner and an Emergency Medicine Consultant), North of Scotland Archaeology Society (NOSAS) member Andrew Newton now specialises in bringing the history of medicine to life through re-enactment and has featured in Meet the Ancestors, Diseases & Dynasties and on the Discovery Channel.  Using examples of Rosemarkie Man and others, this session includes a talk and workshop on skeletal interpretation from an archaeological perspective.  Suitable for age 14 plus, it will include images of human remains and skeletons, and the presence of human skeletal elements.  Booking is required, email us or call 01349 781730.

Saturday 30 September: 2pm – 3.30pm
Room to Discover

Marcus the Medicus: Roman Battlefield Medicine

Andrew joins us again for the day as Marcus the Medicus, with a display of replica Roman medical tools and the opportunity to chat about Roman medicine and lifestyle.  If you come at the right time, he may be enjoying some Roman lunch.  Suitable for all ages. Drop-in, no booking required.

Wednesday 11 October: 11am – 4pm
Room to Discover

There is no charge for either event, although donations are gratefully received.