Reconsidering Fieldwork, an Introduction: Confronting Tensions in Fieldwork and Theory

  • Hannah Cobb
  • Oliver J. T. Harris
  • Cara Jones
  • Philip Richardson


The boat returns to its noost providing a spectacular view of the croft. All is in order, ready for the coming winter, the peat is cut and the animals graze by the shore. The house stands on a small knoll overlooking the sea at Tobha Beag. A warm light flickers in one of its narrow windows and smoke drifts across the bay from its chimney. A stone outhouse lies within the well maintained vegetable plot and a lambing pen stands empty, awaiting the coming spring.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hannah Cobb
    • 1
  • Oliver J. T. Harris
    • 2
  • Cara Jones
    • 3
  • Philip Richardson
    • 3
  1. 1.Archaeology, School of Arts Histories and CulturesUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK
  2. 2.School of Archaeology and Ancient HistoryUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK
  3. 3.Archaeology ScotlandMusselburghUK

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