Graeme CaversGraeme is a member of AOC's board of directors, and the company's Head of Survey and Geomatics. After completing postgraduate research on the crannogs and the later prehistoric settlement of Scotland at the University of Nottingham, Graeme has focussed on the development of archaeological survey techniques and 3D technologies while pursuing research interests in the later prehistoric period in northern Britain. He has a strong interest in community participation in heritage research and has coordinated several major public archaeological research projects in recent years, including with groups in Assynt, Caithness, Wigtownshire and the Scottish Borders. He has directed numerous surveys and excavations, including several large-scale regional surveys and two major LiDAR surveys of the archaeological landscapes of Caithness; some of the first of their kind in Scotland. In recent years he has led the conservation and excvation of Clachtoll Broch, Assynt, and the excavation of a unique waterloged settlement at Black Loch of Myrton, part of the Scottish Wetlands Archaeology Programme, with Anne Crone. He is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Nottingham, and has been a Director at AOC since 2013.

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  p.1–25. Available at:

Cavers, M.G. and Crone, A. 2017 A Lake Dwelling in Its Landscape: Iron Age Settlement at Cults Loch, Castle Kennedy, Dumfries and Galloway, Oxbow Monographs

Cavers, M.G., Barber, J. and Ritchie, M. 2015 'The survey and analysis of brochs', Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol.145, pp. 153-176; available online

Crone, A. and Cavers, M.G. 2015 'The Black Loch of Myrton: an Iron Age Village in South West Scotland', Antiquity, Online

Crone, A. and Cavers, M.G. 2014 'Crannog Investigations in Scotland', in Carver, M., Gaydarska, B. and Monton-Subias, S. (eds.) Field Archaeology From Around the World: Ideas and Approaches, Springer

Donald, C. with contributions by Graeme Cavers and David Clarke 2014 ‘Adding a new dimension to Dundee’s carved stones' Tayside and Fife Archaeological Journal, vol.19/20

Cavers, G & Ritchie, M 2013 ‘Pioneering Surveys of Iron Age landscapes’, History Scotland 13.6. 

Cavers, G 2012 ‘Crannogs as buildings: the evolution of interpretation 1882 - 2011’, in Midgley, M & Sanders, J (eds) Lake-dwellings after Robert Munro, 169 - 188. Sidestone Press.

Cavers, M.G., Crone, B.A., Engl, R., Fouracre, L., Hunter, F., Robertson, J. And Thoms, J. 2011 'Refining chronological resolution in Iron Age Scotland: excavations at Dorman's Island crannog, Dumfries and Galloway'  Journal of Wetland Archaeology, Vol.10, pp.72-108

Saville, A., Grant, E., Cavers, G. and Braby, A. 2011 'A Scottish Neolithic carved stone ball with enigmatic surface details', Proc Soc Antiq Scot 141,19-30.

Cavers, M.G. 2010 Crannogs and Later Prehistoric Settlement in Western Scotland, British Archaeological Reports, Brit. Ser. 510, Archaeopress

Cavers, M.G., Henderson, J.C., Barber, J. and Heald, A. 2010 ‘Towards a total archaeological record: integrated 3D survey and archaeological recording at Keiss, Caithness, Scotland’ in On the Road to Reconstructing the Past, CAA 2008 

Cavers, G & Geddes, G 2010 ‘Homesteads in west Galloway: excavation at Airyolland, Mochrum, Wigtownshire’, TDGNHAS 84, 19 – 42

Cavers, M.G. 2008 ‘The later prehistory of ‘black holes’: regionality and the Iron Age in South West Scotland’, Proc Soc Antiq Scot, vol.138, pp.1-16 (*Paper awarded the RBK Stevenson Prize) 

Cavers, G 2007 ‘The complexity of crannog taphonomy: old and new evidence’, Proceedings of the 11th WARP Conference (Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Monograph Series) compiled by C Green, 243-252.

Cavers, M G 2006 ‘Late Bronze and Iron Age Lake Settlement in Scotland and Ireland: the origins and development of the ‘crannog’ in the north and west’, Oxford Journal of Archaeology, vol. 25.4, pp.389-412.

Cavers, M G & Henderson, J C 2005 ‘Underwater excavation at Ederline Crannog, Loch Awe, Argyll, Scotland’ International Journal of  Nautical Archaeology vol. 34.2, 282-98.