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This book examines some of the most spectacular ancient monuments in Britain the iron age brochs of north and west Scotland. It sets the building of these unique fortifications into context and examines some of the theories that have been proposed for their origins and development. (There is a short section on what brochs are not - including 'Pictish' towers.) A select gazetteer of some of the most important brochs is followed by a list of museums in which representative artefacts are preserved. Abouth the author Graham Ritchie is Head of Archaeology at the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.
Graham Ritchie is now Head of Archaeology, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.
Table of Contents
|List of Illustrations||p. 4|
|Brochs and When They Were Built||p. 9|
|Broch Economy||p. 17|
|Jarlshof, Clickhimin and Mousa||p. 21|
|Orkney and Caithness||p. 31|
|Skye and the Western Isles||p. 35|
|Broch Origins||p. 38|
|What Brochs Are Not||p. 43|
|Select Gazetteer||p. 45|
|Further Reading||p. 54|
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