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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 28176 PO secondary & tertiary addition at entrance 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28136 PO View across interior, pole at raised wall. 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 81620 PO Outer broch wall from exterior. 1963 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 81622 PO Distant view. 1963 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 81623 PO 1963 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 81624 PO Entrance passage. 1963 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 81625 PO Ditch in fort. 1963 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 81626 PO Possible second cell at West. 1963 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28186 PO Damage on East side. 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28187 PO General view. 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28188 PO Inside entrance. 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28189 PO Inside. Void above entrance. 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28190 PO Outer wall on SW side. 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28191 PO Interior, facing void over door. 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28192 PO Mural cell. 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28193 PO Distant view. 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28194 PO Distant view. 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 81576 PO Triangular Lintel 1963 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 81577 PO Wall face opposite entrance. 1963 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 81578 PO Chamber over entrance. 1963 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 81632 PO Promontory fort from side. 1963 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28195 PO Looking across interior to entrance. 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28196 PO From seaward side. Pole in front of left guard cell. 1987 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images B 28197 PO Left guard cell. Door lintel visible at bottom. 1987 Item Level

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