3.5 Research recommendations

Potential projects or approaches that this framework deems appropriate to promote and pursue include;

  • To develop a series of partnership projects to undertake a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to an area, such as a major Scottish Firth, researching the coastal, intertidal and maritime hinterland archaeology, such as outlined in the proposed ‘Source to Sea’ approach;
  • To assimilate all specialised datasets into a national database, which could be accessed digitally and would enable marine historic environment data to be characterised;
  • To develop site-specific approaches to coastal and marine archaeology, which can be chronological, thematic or a mixture of the two. Examples include researching fish-traps on a national scale and developing the work already undertaken on marine crannogs;
  • To explore the whole spectrum transport infrastructure, including Historic and Prehistoric landing places, ports, harbours, portages, landing places, fords and bridges.

 

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  1. Roman Cramond

    The recent conference on the archaeology of Cramond (see http://www.scottishheritagehub.com/content/conference-notes-cramond-roman-fort-60-years-excavation-and-research), pointed out that there must have been a harbour near the Roman fort to supply the army. There has been no evidence for this so far. It is important that we find out:

    1. where the harbour was.
    2. What was the nature of the landing place and did it have a pre Roman significance?
    3. Are there ship wrecks?
    4. Where was Roman sea level in relation to the present day one?

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