Anne Crone BA PhD MCIFA FSA Scot

Project Manager (Post-Excavation)

Anne Crone

From 1977 to 1992 Anne worked as a free-lance field archaeologist primarily in Scotland and has directed a wide range of archaeological excavations. During this period she developed an expertise in the analysis of structural and artefactual wood, and trained as a dendrochronologist, completing a PhD on the subject in 1988.  She joined AOC in 1992 and manages a variety of post-excavation, publication and research projects. She specialises in the analysis of all aspects of wood assemblages and undertakes dendrochronological analysis of timbers from both archaeological sites and standing buildings. She is a founder member of the Scottish Wetland Archaeology Programme and under that aegis she has co-directed excavations of crannogs and other wetland sites in SW Scotland with Graeme Cavers, including the ongoing project at the later prehistoric settlement at Black Loch of Myrton. She is also involved as dendrochronologist for the HES-funded Living on Water project Anne served as a Councillor of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland from 1997-9 and as Vice-President of the Council for Scottish Archaeology from 2000-2004.

Selected Bibliography

Crone, A., Cavers, G., Allison, E., Davies, K., Hamilton, D., Henderson, A., Mackay, H., McLaren, D., Robertson, J., Roy, L. Whitehouse, N.. 2019. Nasty, Brutish and Short?; The Life Cycle of an Iron Age Roundhouse at Black Loch of Myrton, SW Scotland. Journal of Wetland Archaeology 0(0): p.1–25. Available at:

Cavers, G & Crone, A 2018 A lake dwelling in its landscape; Iron Age settlement at Cults Loch, Castle Kennedy, Dumfries & Galloway. Oxford: Oxbow.

Crone, B A 2018 ‘Over Rig: the wood assemblage’, in Mercer, R Native and Roman on the Northern Frontier, 177 – 187. Edinburgh: Soc Antiq Monog Ser.

Crone, A, Bath, M & Pearce, M 2017 The dendrochronology and art history of a sample of 16th and 17th Century painted ceilings. Historic Environment Scotland Research Report.

Crone, A & Hindmarch, E (with Alex Woolf) 2015 Living and dying at Auldhame, East Lothian; the excavation of an Anglian monastic settlement and medieval parish church. Edinburgh: Soc Antiq Scot Monog Ser.

Crone, A 2014 ‘Dendrochronological studies of alder (Alnus glutinosa) on Scottish crannogs’, J Wetland Archaeol 14, 22-33.

Crone, B A & Mills, CM 2012 ‘Timber in Scottish buildings, 1450 - 1800; a dendrochronological perspective’, Proc Soc Antiq Scot 142, 329-69.

Crone, A 2012 ‘Forging a chronological framework for Scottish crannogs; the radiocarbon and dendrochronological evidence’, in Midgley, M & Sanders, J (eds) Lake-dwellings after Robert Munro, 139 - 168. Sidestone Press.

Crone, A & Sproat, D 2011Revealing the history behind the façade: a timber-framed building at 302 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh’ Architectural Heritage 22, 19-36.

Crone, B A & Gallagher, D 2008 ‘The medieval roof over the Great Hall in Edinburgh Castle’, Med Archaeol 52, 231-260.

Crone, B A 2008 ‘Dendrochronological analysis of the oak and pine timbers’, Stirling Castle Palace. Archaeological and historical research. 

Crone, A & Campbell, E 2005 A crannog of the 1st millennium AD; excavations by Jack Scott at Loch Glashan, Argyll, 1960. Edinburgh: Soc Antiqs Scot.

Crone, B A & Watson, F 2002 ‘Chapter 3. Sufficiency to scarcity: medieval Scotland, 500-1600’, in Smout, TC (ed) People and woods in Scotland. A history, 60-81. Edinburgh: EUP.

Crone, B A 2000 The history of a Scottish lowland crannog: excavations at Buiston, Ayrshire 1989-90. Edinburgh: STAR monograph Series 4.