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Caithness Archaeology: Aspects of Prehistory by A. Heald,J. Barber

By A. Heald,J. Barber

Caithness, the main northerly county in mainland Britain, is without doubt one of the richest cultural landscapes in Europe. The relative geographical isolation of the realm, conventional landholding and the survival of huge estates, mixed with using flagstone because the major construction fabric for the reason that earliest instances, has ensured the survival of quite a lot of monuments in a great quantity unrivaled somewhere else in Scotland. within the 19thcentury, Caithness was once on the vanguard of archaeological endeavours with many websites primary to our figuring out of Scottish prehistory. considering that then, regardless of intermittent job, the archaeology of Caithness has turn into slightly marginalised and there's a notion that there are just a handful of archaeological websites for viewers to get pleasure from and the archaeologist to discover and interpret. despite the fact that, the county is stuffed with hidden riches and strains of the prior are noticeable far and wide. Caithness is ruled by way of landscapes wealthy in archaeological is still of all sessions; chambered cairns, stone settings, brochs, Pictish settlements, wags, castles, harbours and post-medieval payment, among many others.  The authors have provided a move element of those monument forms in an try and re-centre the county in archaeological and early old narratives. For the decade, the authors were eager about more than a few historical past tasks within the county, hence permitting them time to find, notice and view its archaeology. Their peregrinations supplied possibilities for deeper contemplation of the county’s archaeology, the results of that is awarded in a few new interpretations and views which show the buzz of engaged on background in Caithness.

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