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The Prehistory of Orkney

Author: Colin Renfrew
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The last two decades have seen an upsurge of archaeological activity in Orkney. In this book the initiators of this exciting new phase come together to present a survey of the present state of knowledge of its society and economy from 4000 BC to 1000 AD"--Book jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Renfrew
ISBN: 0852244568 9780852244562 0852245068 9780852245064 0748602380 9780748602384
OCLC Number: 11949445
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xii, 304 pages, [18] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The environment of Orkney / D.A. Davidson, R.L. Jones --
The first settlers / Anna Ritchie --
Settlements and subsistence in the third millennium BC / D.V. Clarke, Niall Sharples --
The chambered cairns / Audrey Henshall --
Ritual monuments / Graham Ritchie --
The second millennium and after / Sandra Øvrevik --
The broch period / John Hedges --
Excavations at Skaill, Deerness / P.S. Gelling --
Orkney in the Pictish Kingdom / Anna Ritchie --
Excavations at Howe, Stromness / N.R.J. Neil --
Viking Orkney : a survey / Christopher Morris.
Responsibility: edited by Colin Renfrew.

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A series of essays which cover the prehistory of the Orkney Islands, from the Neolithic to the Viking period. Topics discussed include the first settlers, ritual monuments and chambered cairns,  Read more...

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