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Papers of Dr Raymond G Lamb, archaeologist, Keith, Moray, Scotland

551 433

Description Papers of Dr Raymond G Lamb, archaeologist, Keith, Moray, Scotland

Date 1970 to 1990

Collection Papers of Dr Raymond G Lamb, archaeologist, Keith, Moray, Scotland

Catalogue Number 551 433

Category All Other

Scope and Content A collectio mostly of photographs taken by Dr Raymond G Lamb on field visits to archaeological sites between 1979 and 1986. It also includes a number of reports and drawings. The collection documents numerous archaeological monuments and various sites across the former counties of Caithness, Orkney, Shetland and Sutherland.

Archive History Elements of this collection were digitised as part of the Historic Environment Scotland Digital Project, 2017-21.

System of Arrangement The collection has been partially arranged by county and by site. Please note that some images have not yet been assigned to this structure due to limited metadata captured during digitisation.

Access Conditions Open, but note that access may be subject to provisions outlined in the Data Protection Act and conservation requirements. Please contact the archive to confirm access in advance of a visit.

Administrative History Dr Raymond G Lamb, archaeologist, (9 January 1948-18 October 2020). Born in Braintree, Essex, Lamb studied archaeology at the University of Birmingham. He first visited Orkney in either 1967 or 1968, when he assisted in the University’s excavations at Skaill, Deerness. Having graduated, he carried out extensive fieldwork on the promontory forts of Shetland, and in 1973 was awarded a PhD for his thesis. He gained a post-graduate fellowship at the University of Newcastle, before working for four years as the Warwickshire County Archaeologist. In 1978 he was appointed Resident Field Archaeologist for Orkney, the county’s first local authority archaeologist. He established a Sites and Monuments Record, and through fieldwork and survey greatly increased the number of recorded sites, including significant locations such as Tuquoy. His identification of the scale of coastal erosion was a major impetus behind the rescue excavations of the 1980s. The Orkney SMR was to be the first of the local SMRs to be digitised. In 1997 he left Orkney for a post as lecturer in Thurso for North Highland College, University of the Highlands and Islands. Lamb later moved to Keith, Banffshire.

Accruals No accruals are anticipated.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/1305433

Collection Hierarchy - Collection Level

Collection Level (551 433) Papers of Dr Raymond G Lamb, archaeologist, Keith, Moray, Scotland

Preview Category Catalogue Number Title Date Level
All Other 551 433/1 Records of archaeological sites in Caithness Group Level
All Other 551 433/3 Records of archaeological sites in Shetland Group Level
All Other 551 433/2 Records of archaeological sites in Orkney Group Level
All Other 551 433/4 Records of archaeological sites in Sutherland Group Level
All Other 551 433/6 Records of archaeological sites in Angus and Lothians Group Level
All Other 551 433/5 Records of archaeological sites in Ross and Cromarty Group Level

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