‘BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND’ - SCOTTISH HISTORIAN CAROL KNOTT

Read on for the academic background of Carol Knott:

Carol discovered archaeology in her teens, becoming immersed in a succession of rescue projects on medieval English towns, ports, churches and castles. After receiving a masters degree in Archaeology and History from the University of Glasgow, she continued this work with excavations at some of the great medieval abbeys, Tudor and Jacobean palaces and historic gardens of England, such as Hill Hall and Audley End in Essex.

In 1988 she returned to her native Scotland, and since then has lived and worked in the Outer Hebrides. Her researches as a field archaeologist have focused on the history and archaeology of remote communities and deserted offshore islands, and of understanding the lives of the resilient people who have made their homes there from earliest times. She has a particular interest in the vernacular buildings that have evolved in this distinctive environment, and in the connections between Scotland, Scandinavia and the North Atlantic in the Middle Ages.

In recent years Carol has developed the public interpretation of archaeological sites in her home islands, through a series of websites, publications, interpretative materials and site access, and delivers youth and adult educational courses.

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