The evolution of the pattern of authorship of articles
in Proc Soc Antiq Scot between volumes 51 and 150 is examined. Various
trends are charted across a series of approximately decadal time-segments,
including increasing professionalization, the proportional rise of female
authorship through time, variations in the geographical distribution of authors
in and beyond Scotland, innovations in the scope of reporting and discourse,
the balance between archaeological and other contributions, and the changing
nature of archaeological employment and practice.