Lindsay Dunbar MA (HONS) MCIFA FSA Scot

Project Manager (Fieldwork)

Lindsay Dunbar

Lindsay has been based in Edinburgh since graduating in 1997 and joined AOC in May 2000. In the years between graduation and this full time post he worked as self employed field archaeologist.

Lindsay has coordinated numerous large scale complex projects, including a multi-phase excavation at Kintore, Aberdeenshire, for over 18 months. As one of our most experienced managers, Lindsay has also excavated a number of significant monuments, including an upstanding Middle Bronze Age roundhouse at Helmsdale, Sutherland, and an early Christian Pictish long cist cemetery at Auchterforfar, by Forfar, Angus for HES. In the last couple of years Lindsay has led the excavation of a medieval site in Edinburgh’s Old Town, a barrow cemetery at Forres, an unenclosed prehistoric settlement at MacAllan Distillery and most recently excavated a large upstanding Iron Age settlement at East Barns, Dunbar. Since 2012 Lindsay has led the Human remains Call-off Contract for HES leading excavations of Viking burials in Orkney at Papa Westray and Sanday and also a prehistoric cist cemetery on Shetland. Over his time at AOC Lindsay has gained wealth of practical experience at all types of archaeological fieldwork and has manged to develop his understanding of project management with particular attention to cost control, risk management and completing projects on schedule.

Ritual, Roundhouses & Romans, Excavations at Forest Road, Kintore’ a joint publication with co-author Murray Cook was released in August 2008 with Vol.2 on the later Kintore Excavations due out in the near future. The Society of Antiquaries published his article on the Helmsdale roundhouse in 2008 with the Auchterforfar Pictish cemetery and MBA settlement at Arbroath both published in TAFAC in 2012. SAIR publications of excavations at Newbridge and MacAllan Distillery followed in 2016 & 2018 respectively and the Cowgate Fire Site is forthcoming, as is as a joint paper on two long barrow cemetery excavations with co-author Martin Cook.


Selected Bibliography

Cook, M & Dunbar, L 2004 ‘Kintore’, Current Archaeology, Vol 194, 84-92.

Cook, M & Dunbar, L 2008 Rituals, Roundhouses and Romans; Excavations at Kintore 2000-2005. Vol 1 Forest Rd. Edinburgh: STAR Monograph Ser 8.

Cook, Martin et al 2018 ‘Recently excavated Iron Age burials from the Western Isles’ Scottish Archaeological Journal, SAJ 40, 55-82

Dunbar, L 2003 Further Excavations at Kintore’, Scottish Archaeological News, CSA

Dunbar, L 2008 ‘Fluctuating Settlement Patterns in Bronze Age Sutherland: Excavation of a roundhouse at Navidale, Helmsdale’, Proc Soc Antiq Scot, Vol. 138

Dunbar, L 2008 ‘An Enclosure and Other Features at Evan Road, Beattock, Dumfries & Galloway’ Trans Dumf & Gall Nat Hist & Antiq Soc, Vol. 82, 41-48

Dunbar, L 2009 ‘A Later Prehistoric Enclosure Complex at Longnewton, Near Ancrum, Borders’ Scottish Archaeological Journal, SAJ, Vol.30 (1-2), 65-78

Dunbar, L 2012 ‘Unenclosed Middle Bronze Age Settlement & Early Historic Pits at Cliffburn Road, Arbroath, Angus’, TAFAC Vol.18, 14-26

Dunbar, L 2017Unenclosed Prehistoric Settlement & Early Historic Pits at MacAllan Distillery, Craigellachie’ SAIR Report 66

Dunbar, L forthcoming ‘Excavation of the Cowgate Fire Site, Edinburgh’s Old Town’ SAIR Report

Dunbar, L & Maldonado, A. 2012 ‘Remains of a Pictish long cist cemetery at Lochhead Quarry, Auchterforfar, Forfar, Angus’, TAFAC Vol.18, 63-80

Engl, R & Dunbar, L 2016 ‘A Roman road runs through it: Excavations at Newbridge, Edinburgh’ SAIR Report 59

Dunbar, L & Roy, M 2018 ‘A Viking-age Inhumation from Crow Taing, Sanday, Orkney’ Scottish Archaeological Journal, SAJ 40