Scotland: Archaeology and Early History

Scotland: Archaeology and Early History

By: Anna Ritchie (author), J. N. G. Ritchie (author)Paperback

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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.


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.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780748602919
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780748602919
  • weight: 468
  • ISBN10: 0748602917

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