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Audrey S Henshall

551 472

Description Audrey S Henshall

Collection Audrey S Henshall

Catalogue Number 551 472

Category All Other

Scope and Content A collection of notes drawings and photographs relating to research into the chambered cairns of Scotland. Most of the material derives from Henshall and her collaborators' research, but some derives from earlier work, including excavations by W G Grant and J G Callander at Knowe of Ramsay, 1935, and Rattar, by R Murray, 1969.

Archive History The collections is comprised of several deposits of material received from A S Henshall over a period of years. The later accessions largely comprise material deposited on publication of the successive revised area volumes.

Access Conditions There are no restrictions upon access, except for conservation reasons.

Administrative History Audrey Henshall (born 1927, Oldham, Lancashire) is a British archaeologist noted for her “major and outstanding contribution, of solid and enduring worth, to British prehistoric studies” (Piggot), and particularly for her work on Scottish chambered cairns, prehistoric pottery, and early textiles. Educated at the University of Edinburgh, she graduated with an MA in 1949, and from 1960 to 1971 acted as Assistant Keeper of Archaeology at the National Museum of Scotland, as well as Assistant Secretary of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland from 1970. “Chambered Tombs of Scotland” Volumes I & II, her seminal works on chambered cairns published in 1963 and 1972, sought to provide full and comprehensive surveys and analysis of all known Scottish chambered tombs and associated structures, functioning as a “convenient reference book”, and now regarded as a classic work upon the subject. She has since co-authored four more books on chambered cairns in the north of Scotland, and produced pivotal articles on prehistoric pottery which can be found in the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquities of Scotland (volumes 84 and 114). Henshall has also made a major contribution to the field of early textiles - her studies of the Gunnister Man’s clothing, and early tartan patterns found at Dungiven, are considered to be some of her most interesting and pivotal works. Henshall was the subject of honour of a Festschrift published in 1992, and in 1993 she was awarded an OBE for services to archaeology.

Accruals No further accruals are expected.

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Collection Hierarchy - Collection Level

Collection Level (551 472) Audrey S Henshall

Preview Category Catalogue Number Title Date Level
Prints and Drawings DC 26608 Plan of chambered cairn (ZET 57) on graph paper. 1962 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 26607 Plan of chambered cairn (ZET 21) on graph paper. 1962 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 26606 Plan of chambered cairn (ZET 59) on graph paper. 1962 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 26725 Plan of chambered cairn (ORK 4) 1981 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 26756 Plan of chambered cairn (ORK 39) 1981 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 26743 Plan of chambered cairn (ORK 24) 1983 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 26605 Plan of chambered cairn (ZET 58) on graph paper. 1962 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 26734 Plan of chambered cairn (ORK 13) 1983 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 26762 Plan of chambered cairn (ORK 48) 1981 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 26765 Plan and sections of chambered cairn (ORK 51) 1981 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 26788 Plan of chambered cairn (ORK 79) 1981 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 26778 Plan of chambered cairn (ORK 65) 1981 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 26750 Plan and sections of chambered cairn (ORK 31) 1982 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 26770 Plan of chambered cairn (ORK 57) 1981 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 26769 Plan of chambered cairn (ORK 56) 1981 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 26786 Plan of chambered cairn (ORK 74) 1982 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 26733 Plan and section of chambered cairn (ORK 12) 1981 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 26754 Plan, section and detail of chambered cairn (ORK 36) 1983 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 26771 Plan of chambered cairn (ORK 58) 1982 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 26772 Plan of chambered cairn (ORK 59) 1982 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 26757 Plan of chambered cairn (ORK 41) 1983 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 26739 Plan of chambered cairn (ORK 19) 1981 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 26738 Plan of chambered cairn (ORK 18) 1981 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images C 93176 PO Item Level

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