Mary Peteranna BA, FSA Scot

Operations Manager (Inverness)

Mary PeterannaMary joined AOC in 2014 from Ross and Cromarty Archaeology Services (RoCAS), a consultancy she co-founded in 2010, and is currently operations manager in AOC's Inverness office. Mary trained in the U.S, studying archaeology at Boston University whilst training in the US Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps. After 4 years of service in the U.S. Navy, she moved to Scotland and returned to the field of archaeology.

She is an experienced field archaeologist and consultant, having directed numerous field projects for infrastructure, forestry, housing and renewable energy development across the Highlands. Through RoCAS and latterly with AOC, Mary has directed excavations at Comar Wood dun, on the route of the Inverness West Link Road and at the important Pictish fortification of Craig Phadraig. She managed the archaeological works associated with the River Ness flood alleviation scheme, and is co-director of the Cromarty Medieval Burgh Community Archaeology Project. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.


Key Projects

Cromarty Medieval Burgh Community Archaeology Project, Cromarty, Ross-shire (2013-ongoing): researcher and co-director of community archaeology project investigating the medieval burgh of Cromarty

River Ness Flood Alleviation Scheme, Inverness (2012-5): archaeological monitoring / consultancy during development work for construction of flood defences

Inverness West Link Road: archaeological works associated with the west link road construction.

Comar Wood dun, Cannich (2013-14): measured survey and evaluation of Iron Age dun