The Archaeology of Argyll

The Archaeology of Argyll


By (author) J. N. Graham Ritchie


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  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 231mm x 18mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 1 June 1997
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 0748606459
  • ISBN 13: 9780748606450
  • Sales rank: 1,703,882

Product description

From Neolithic monuments to the high-status of Dunadd, the region of Argyll has a rich and varied archaeological history. In this, the first account of Argyll's archaeology written for a general audience, a team of specialists traces the history of the area through its monuments. The scene is set in environmental terms for the arrival of people first as hunters and foragers, and later as farmers. Mesolithic Argyll, the Neolithic period, Bronze Age rituals and the impact of the Scots are examined with descriptions of relevant monuments and recent finds. The book ends with a detailed look at early Christian activity and the arrival of the Norse in Argyll. Fully illustrated with a complementary range of photographs and drawings and written with the non-specialist in mind, this is a much-needed guide to a remarkable area.

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Table of contents

Holocene environmental background; mesolithic Argyll; decorated rock surfaces and stones; Neolithic and Bronze Age Argyll; Iron Age Argyll; the brochs; the Scots; early Christian archaeology; the Norse in Argyll.