Brochs of Scotland
This book examines some of the most spectacular ancient monuments in Britain - the iron age brochs of north and west Scotland. It sets the building of these unique fortifications into context and examines some of the theories that have been proposed for their origins and development. The economy of the people who had brochs built is examined, as well as 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. There is a short bibliography.
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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
JARLSHOF CLICKHIMIN AND MOUSA
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Aerial view aisled round-house Antiquaries of Scotland Archaeology Argyll and Bute Atlantic Scotland Aubrey Burl block-house bone Britain and lreland broch tower broch wall bronze built Caithness Cam Liath cells Celtic century BC Distribution of brochs door-checks drystone wall Dun Ardtreck Dun Beag Dun Carloway Dun Dornaigil Dun Mor Vaul Dun Telve Edinburgh University Press Edinshall enclosing an area entrance passage evidence excavation Exploring Scotland's Heritage feet 6 inches fortifications forts galleries Glenelg guard-cell Gurness hearth height Highland Historic Scotland houses inner face interior internal diameter internal timber iron age Jarlshof later loch metres 10 feet Midhowe miles 8 km Mousa Museum Ness of Burgi north and west origin Orkney outer Pictish piers Prehistoric preserved radiocarbon dates Reconstruction drawing Ritchie Roman rotary querns Rousay scarcement semibrochs sequence settlement Shetland Skye Society of Antiquaries south-east staircase stone stone-built structure Sumburgh Airport Sutherland thickness timber ranges timber-laced Viking Western Isles