Stuart Campbell is Head of Treasure Trove.

Stuart CampbellStuart is responsible for the Treasure Trove Unit and the daily operation of the treasure trove system. He studied archaeology at Edinburgh University and before coming to the TTU worked for various heritage bodies, including RCAHMS and at the Presidio Trust, San Francisco on a US/ICOMOS scholarship. His main interests lie in material culture from 1100-1800 and in the use of objects to construct social and cultural identities. Current research interests include the material culture of medieval identities and he is currently recording metal detector finds of seditious and obscene objects from the Georgian period. This is part of a larger interest in the archaeology of illegal and socially disreputable behaviour, which includes work on illicit distilling.

Outside of work he is interested in Alpine and rock climbing, the cultural aspects of camouflage, analogue photography and has recently started learning to sew.

Selected publications

  1. (August 2013) The Language of Objects: Material culture in Medieval Scotland in New Perspectives on Medieval Scotland, 1093-1286, edited by Matthew Hammond
  2. Metal detecting, collecting and portable antiquities: Scottish and British perspectives, in Internet Archaeology, Vol 33.
  3. Defence and Defensibility: The Material Culture of the Volunteer Movement in Scotland 1794-1815. Review of Scottish Culture Vol 23, 2011, 72-93
  4. A Fragmentary Sixteenth-Century gun from Kilrenny, Fife. Arms & Armour, Vol 8, No2, 2011, 123-30

Selected conference papers

  1. The Naked and the Seditious: a Material Culture Study of Georgian Erotic Objects, Erotica, Pornography and the Obscene in Europe 1600-1900, University of Warwick, April 2013
  2. Co-organiser & Chair of Managing the Archaeological Heritage: Perceptions and Realities session, European Association of Archaeologists conference, Helsinki 2012.
  3. Presenter and panel member for The Future of Recording the Past in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and the United States, American Bar Association International Law Section meeting in Dublin, October 2011

For further publications see: National Museums Scotland Research Repository.

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