Farmers, Temples and Tombs

Farmers, Temples and Tombs

Paperback Making of Scotland S.

By (author) Gordon Barclay

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  • Publisher: BIRLINN LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 252mm x 8mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 22 February 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 1841583804
  • ISBN 13: 9781841583808
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.), maps, plans
  • Sales rank: 704,963

Product description

Designed throughout with colourful and detailed illustrations, Farmers, Temples and Tombs outlines in a clear and understandable way the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age in Scotland. It contains in-depth features on important Neolithic sites, and emphasises that what are now archaeological sites were once places where normal people lived. Included in the book are specially commissioned illustrations which show how different sites might have looked, as well as a list of Neolithic sites that can be visited across Scotland. This book is part of a newly updated edition of the acclaimed Making of Scotland series produced by Historic Scotland and Birlinn which provides lively, accessible and up-to-date introductions to key themes and periods in Scottish history and prehistory.

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Author information

Dr Gordon Barclay is Principle Inspector of Ancient Monuments with Historic Scotland, and is Honorary Reader in the School of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Stirling.

Review quote

'Considering the high quality of production and the abundance of superb illustrations, the books represent outstanding value for money ... which will both fascinate and inspire.' - Heritage Scotland 'Maps, site plans and illustrations, including reconstructions, have all been used to great effect ...' - Highland News Group 'We need more of these books' - Dr Fiona Watson, Presenter Radio Scotland's The History File