October 2018

The Scottish Archaeological Research Framework

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. 

New! October 2018

07/10/18 The Highland Archaeology Festival is being held this month with a great program of events including the Highland Archaeology Conference which is being held on the 13th and 14th October in Inverness. ScARF will be there on the Saturday so please come and ask about how you can get involved with the Highland Archaeology Research Framework.

19/09/18 The South East Scotland Archaeological Research Framework (SESARF) Project is now looking for feedback and contributions to their draft documents. Everything you need to know is available here - including briefing documents, draft versions of nine period chapters and preliminary figures. Please take some time to have a look and contribute if you can. Further documents will be added here soon.