Lindsay Dunbar MA (HONS) MCIFA FSA Scot

Project Manager (Fieldwork)

Lindsay DunbarLindsay has been based in Edinburgh since graduating and was joined AOC in May 2000. In the years between graduation and this full time post he worked as self employed field archaeologist. He has gained experience of a full range of fieldwork techniques and worked on many types of projects and sites from field surveys to full excavations.  

Lindsay has coordinated numerous large scale projects, including a multi-phase excavation at Kintore, Aberdeenshire, for more than seven months during 2000 and the complete excavation of a prehistoric enclosure at Braehead, Glasgow during summer 2001. 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. The latter was udertaken as part of the Historic Environment Scotland Human Remains Call-Off Contract. He has excavated Roman burials and Medieval backland features in Wetherby and led a multiphase evaluation and excavation of a Iron Age ladder settlement at a 40 ha site close to Starr Carr, Scarborough. 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 in 2014 undertook the excavation of a limekiln complex and quarry at Draffen, Stewarton. 

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 2016. 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 MacAllan Distillery and Cowgate Fire Site are both forthcoming, as is as a joint paper on two long barrow cemetery excavations with co-author Martin Cook.


Selected Bibliography

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

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

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 ‘Remains of a Pictish long cist cemetery at Lochhead Quarry, Auchterforfar, Forfar, Angus’, TAFAC 

Dunbar, L 2012 ‘Middle Bronze Age Roundhouses at Cliffburn Road, Arbroath, Angus’, TAFAC 

Dunbar, L forthcoming ‘Unenclosed Prehistoric and Early Historic Settlement at MacAllan Distillery, Craigelachie,

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