Discovery and excavation in Scotland (DES) provides an accessible, comprehensive, up-to-date and informative guide to archaeological work being undertaken across Scotland. It is a highly respected resource for archaeological research at all levels and is unique in Europe. The Journal records fieldwork undertaken by commercial units and archaeologists, local societies, university departments, community groups and independent archaeologists in Scotland each year. Entries are recorded by region for quick reference and regular appendices include information on museum acquisitions – Treasure Trove finds, radiocarbon dates and current post-graduate research relating to Scottish archaeology.
DES is launched each year at the Archaeological Research in Progress conference (ARP), organised by Archaeology Scotland and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. DES Volume 18, 2017 was launched at the ARP conference in Stirling on the 26th May 2018. The next edition will be launched at the ARP conference in Edinburgh at the end of May 2019.
DES is available each year to Archaeology Scotland members who choose enhanced membership.
We accept appropriate accounts of all forms of archaeological discoveries including:
- Environmental studies
- Finds studies
- Geophysical or other field survey
- Historic building survey
- Public access projects including Adopt-a-Monument and SUP
- Records of chance finds
- Watching briefs
The closing date for entries for the next edition of DES is the 15th November 2018.
For more information and help, please see our news item and / or contact the DES editor – Dr Paula Milburn.
Membership Access to DES
Help us to continue to spread the news about new archaeological work and discoveries in Scotland by supporting the production of our journal – Discovery and excavation in Scotland. Our journal is the only one which provides comprehensive coverage and offers you an invaluable insight and up to date information on digs and projects across Scotland. We can only produce it with your support – Membership rates are reduced for students and young people. Join today (membership) to receive your benefits and be part of Scotland’s leading community archaeology organisation.
The newest versions of the Journal come with enhanced membership to Archaeology Scotland.
Recent DESThis is for enhanced members only. If you have a enhanced membership, please log in. If not, you can Purchase a membership here.
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