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How a community digital heritage project has helped to imagine the circumstances of Pictish symbols in the Wemyss Caves, Scotland

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How a community digital heritage project has helped to imagine the circumstances of Pictish symbols in the Wemyss Caves, Scotland. / Hambly, Joanna; Abbott, Marcus; Arrowsmith, Michael Geoffrey.

Between Worlds: Understanding Ritual Cave Use in Later Prehistory. ed. / L Büster; E Warmenbol; D Mlekuž. New York : Springer, 2019. p. 221-249.

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Hambly, J, Abbott, M & Arrowsmith, MG 2019, How a community digital heritage project has helped to imagine the circumstances of Pictish symbols in the Wemyss Caves, Scotland. in L Büster, E Warmenbol & D Mlekuž (eds), Between Worlds: Understanding Ritual Cave Use in Later Prehistory. Springer, New York, pp. 221-249. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99022-4_11

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Hambly, J., Abbott, M., & Arrowsmith, M. G. (2019). How a community digital heritage project has helped to imagine the circumstances of Pictish symbols in the Wemyss Caves, Scotland. In L. Büster, E. Warmenbol, & D. Mlekuž (Eds.), Between Worlds: Understanding Ritual Cave Use in Later Prehistory (pp. 221-249). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99022-4_11

Vancouver

Hambly J, Abbott M, Arrowsmith MG. How a community digital heritage project has helped to imagine the circumstances of Pictish symbols in the Wemyss Caves, Scotland. In Büster L, Warmenbol E, Mlekuž D, editors, Between Worlds: Understanding Ritual Cave Use in Later Prehistory. New York: Springer. 2019. p. 221-249 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99022-4_11

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Hambly, Joanna ; Abbott, Marcus ; Arrowsmith, Michael Geoffrey. / How a community digital heritage project has helped to imagine the circumstances of Pictish symbols in the Wemyss Caves, Scotland. Between Worlds: Understanding Ritual Cave Use in Later Prehistory. editor / L Büster ; E Warmenbol ; D Mlekuž. New York : Springer, 2019. pp. 221-249

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