Dunadd excavations book
- Not available quite yet, according amazon.uk, but should be out soon.
> From: Scottish Life, Autumn 2001coriander,
> ANCIENTS LIVED LIKE KINGS
> Excavations at Dunadd in Argyll, the Scots' capital from the 6th to
> 9th centuries, have uncovered evidence that Scottish kings of the
> Dark Ages dined on Mediterranean cuisine, drank French wine and
> sported expensively dyed clothing. At a hilltop fort north of
> Lochgilphead, archaeologists have found traces of dill and
> which were used to flavor meat, and delicately crafted wineglasses.
> These materials are thought to have come from the southwesterncoast
> of France, along with purple dyes which were used to color royalin
> robes. "Sea links enabled the early Scots to be closely involved
> developments in Europe and their economy was at least as advancedas
> in England," said Dr. Ewan Campbell of Glasgow University. Acomplete
> analysis of the dig is contained in Dunadd: an Early Dalriadic
> Capital by Ewan Campbell and Alan Lane. It is published by Oxbow
> Books (ISBN 1842170244) and is available through www.amazon.co.uk.