Exploring the senses in the
First Millennia

Our annual day seminar will take place on 18th June 2019 in the Meadows Lecture Theatre.


How did people experience their world in the first millennia? And how can we approach that through archaeology? Of the senses, ancient colours are perhaps the ones most readily examined today, though the field remains underexplored. In our own engagements with material, sight and touch are probably the dominant senses we use. But what of taste, or smell? How can we investigate these, or restore some sound to the past?

Offers of papers are welcomed on any aspect relevant to the topic of senses in the first millennia, of relevance to Scottish material or its wider context.

Please send title and short abstract to fmsgseminars[@]gmail.com by Friday 19th April 2019