Scotland: Archaeology and Early History

Scotland: Archaeology and Early History : A General Introduction

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Scotland is unusually rich in field monuments and objects surviving from early times. This comprehensive survey of Scotland's prehistoric and early historic archaeology covers the full chronological range from the earliest inhabitants to the union of the Picts and Scots in AD 843. Fully illustrated throughout, this book will help both students and visitors to monuments to understand the lifestyles of Scotland's early societies.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 17.78mm | 158.76g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Subsequent
  • bibliography, index
  • 0748602917
  • 9780748602919
  • 2,244,487

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In this book, which draws from on their own excavations and is fully-illustrated throughout, Graham and Anna Ritchie have produced an overview of their subjects that will help both students and visitors to monuments to understand the lifestyles of Scotland's early societies.
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Table of contents

Hunters and fishermen; early farming communities - chambered tombs/settlements/pottery/stone axes and carved stone balls; Henge monuments and stone circles; the first metal workers - pottery and burials/cairns and standing stones/decorated stones/bronze and gold objects/settlements and agriculture; warrior celts - forts/palisaded homesteads and settlements/brochs/duns/crannogs/souterrains/wheelhouses/social structure and art; Roman Scotland - Gnaeus Julius Agricola/the Antonine wall/the Severan campaigns/forts and practice siege works/religious life; Britons, Angles and Scots; the Pictish Kingdom - Pictish art/Pictish society/the Church in Pictland/Fine metalwork/burials/forts and settlements.
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