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Brochs of Scotland,9780747803898

Brochs of Scotland

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780747803898

ISBN10:
0747803897
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/15/2011
Publisher(s):
Osprey Pub Co
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Graham Ritchie is now Head of Archaeology, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. 4
Introductionp. 5
Brochs and When They Were Builtp. 9
Broch Economyp. 17
Jarlshof, Clickhimin and Mousap. 21
Orkney and Caithnessp. 31
Skye and the Western Islesp. 35
Broch Originsp. 38
What Brochs Are Notp. 43
Select Gazetteerp. 45
Museumsp. 53
Further Readingp. 54
Indexp. 56
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