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Dr Euan W Mackie

551 376

Description Dr Euan W Mackie

Date 1961 to 1989

Collection Dr Euan W Mackie

Catalogue Number 551 376

Category All Other

Scope and Content The collection comprises field notes, photographs, drawings, research and publication material collected and created in the course of excavation and survey by Dr Mackie. Subjects include investigations of threatened sites, including the East Wemyss Caves and the Greenland, Auchentorlie prehistoric rock sculptures. Much of the collection derives from Mackie's excavation and survey of brochs and duns, notably Dun Mor Vaul, Tiree (1962-4), Dun Lagaidh and Dun an Ruigh Ruadh, Lochbroom, 1967-8). The collection includes files compiled in the course of Mackie's research for 'The roundhouses, brochs and wheelhouses of Atlantic Scotland c. 700BC - AD500', and a large collection of offprints of academic articles.

Archive History The collection was donated to RCAHMS over a period of years, on completion of individual research projects.

System of Arrangement The collection is arranged by project.

Access Conditions There are no restrictions upon access to this collection.

Administrative History Euan William MacKie, born in 1936, is a British archaeologist and anthropologist. He attended Whitgift School, Croydon (1946 – 1954) and graduated with a degree in Archaeology and Anthropology from St. John’s College, the University of Cambridge in 1959. He later obtained a PhD from the University of Glasgow. As a member of the Cambridge Expedition team, he spent six months in British Honduras excavating Mayan archaeological sites between 1959 and 1960. On his return he was employed by the British Museum in the Ethnography department, before becoming curator and keeper of Archaeology and Anthropology at the Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow. Whilst at the Hunterian he was appointed deputy director in 1985, and senior curator between 1995 and 1998. Dr MacKie has published books, journals and reports on an extensive range of subjects, including past changes in the natural environment, the Iron Age brochs, the practise of astronomy and traditional 18th century Highland dwellings. He has held various roles in academic societies, as fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland; member of the Prehistoric Society and President of Glasgow Archaeological Society. He became an Honorary Research Fellow of the Hunterian Museum and from 2007 became an Honorary Research Fellow at the National Museums of Scotland.

Accruals No further accruals are expected.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/1180450

Collection Hierarchy - Collection Level

Collection Level (551 376) Dr Euan W Mackie

Preview Category Catalogue Number Title Date Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28120 PO 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28121 PO Masonry 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28122 PO Inside cell at 12 o'clock 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28123 PO Stair-foot guard cell 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28124 PO Approach to guard cell, showing gallery above & roof of cell, intruding into gallery space 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28125 PO Inside basal gallery - beyond obstruction mentioned, i.e.anti- clockwise of stair-foot cell 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28126 PO View across interior to entrance 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28127 PO View of extra lintel above raised door at 12 o'clock 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28128 PO View out through entrance, note door check on right, snapped off lintel stumps (scale) secondary wall (left) and floor (foreground) 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28129 PO looking in entrance, note secondary wall on right & left check 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28130 PO from side, note hearth, tank, floor & secondary wall 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28131 PO 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 81601 PO Distant view. 1963 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 81602 PO Voids (over entrance?). 1963 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 81603 PO Wallhead. 1963 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 81604 PO Floor feature - wheelhouse. 1963 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 81605 PO 1963 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 81616 PO 1963 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images A 8492 CS Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28171 PO distant view 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28172 PO 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28173 PO outer end of entrance door-check 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28174 PO outer end of entrance 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28175 PO chamber above entrance - rear end at pole 1987 Item Level

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