May 2017

The Scottish Archaeological Research Framework website

The Scottish Archaeological Research Framework (ScARF) reflects the current state of knowledge regarding Scotland’s past. As understanding of the past changes, so too will ScARF. It should be seen as a live document that will be constantly updated, edited and improved. The people developing ScARF are the people who use it: those who research Scotland’s past for enjoyment, employment, or frequently both.

ScARF is therefore not a routine publication as it is one that is revised from day one. It is also multi-authored and necessarily multi-disciplinary, reflecting the variety of approaches and people who conduct research into the past. ScARF is therefore subject to an ongoing process of review. The formulation of the framework required a considerable amount of work from across and beyond the Scottish heritage sector, and was therefore continually peer-reviewed during the process of creation. That work formed the basis for ScARF, and it is now open to everyone to review, improve and develop.

Upcoming Skills Workshops

Using OASIS - 26th June 2017 (rescheduled date!)

Most archaeologists working in Scotland (and the wider UK) will know about OASIS ( OASIS is currently undergoing redevelopment and part of that process involves trying to realise a long held ambition to better integrate museums into the process.

As part of our Museums Project, ScARF will be hosting a small workshop on the 26th June 2017 to try and bring together those working with OASIS in a museums and archaeology setting to learn more about OASIS and plans for its development. 

Visit our workshop page to find out more

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