Brochs of Scotland
By (author) J. N. G. Ritchie
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Brochs of Scotland by J. N. G. Ritchie
Book DescriptionThis book examines some of the most spectacular ancient monuments in Britain: the iron age brochs of north and west Scotland. It places the building of these unique fortifications in context and examines some of the impressive sites that may still be visited, including the brochs of Mousa and Clickhimin in Shetland and Carloway on Lewis. 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747803898
(210mm x 149mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 11-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author J. N. G. Ritchie
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A comprehensive, fully illustrated volume about the burial monuments of the early inhabitants of the Central Highlands of Scotland - an indispensable reference source for the neolithic period in this area of Scotland.
Archaeology of Argyll, Paperback (April 1997)
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.
Chambered Cairns of Sutherland, Hardback (November 1995)
This third volume in the survey of Scotland's chambered cairns focuses on Sutherland, an area in the remote North West of Britain.
Scotland: Archaeology and Early History, Paperback (December 1991)» View all books by J. N. G. Ritchie
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.
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Author Biography - J. N. G. Ritchie
Graham Ritchie was educated at Arbroath High School, Angus, and graduated in Prehistoric Archaeology at Edinburgh University, undertaking research in Celtic weapons. He was Head of Archaeology at the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.
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