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Prehistoric Scotland

Ann MacSween

WEE GUIDE

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£3.95 including FREE postage to UK

Reprinted and updated 2015 (4th printing)

 

Scotland has many magnificent prehistoric sites to rival anywhere in Europe: the splendid towering broch of Mousa, the enigmatic standing stones of Callanish, the eerie chambered cairn of Maeshowe, and the sophisticated and-blown Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae, older than the great pyramids of Egypt.

 

This Wee Guide describes what is known about the first peoples of Scotland and the many stunning monuments they left behind. A gazetteer lists 120 of the best tombs, standing stones and circles, forts, duns and brochs, prehistoric settlements and museums to visit, along with location, access and visitor info. Useful maps and many illustrations of the sites fully complement the fascinating and accessible text.

Contents

 

Preface

How to Use the Book

Further Reading

 

Introduction

Mesolithic

Neolithic

Bronze Age

Iron Age

 

Map 1: Prehistoric Scotland

Map 2: Orkney and Shetland

List of Prehistoric Sites and Muesums

Achavanich Stone Setting / Achnabreck Cup and Ring Marks /

Arbory Hill Fort / Ardestie and Carlungie Souterrains / Auchgallon Cairn / Balfarg Henge / Ballinaby Standing Stones / Ballochmyle Cup and Ring Marks / Ballymeanoch Standing Stones / Bernhouse Prehistoric Settlement / Barpa Langass Chambered Cairn / Blackhammer Chambered Cairn / Bute Museum / Cairnbaan Cup and Ring Marks / Cairnholy Chambered Cairn / Cairnpapple Ceremonial Site / Caithness Horizons / Callanish Standing Stones / Capo Long Barrow / Castle Haven / Castlelaw Hill Fort / Caterthuns Forts / Chesters Hill Fort / Clach an Trushal Standing Stone / Clava Cairns / Cleaven Dyke / Cnoc Freiceadain Chambered Cairns / Corrimony Chambered Cairn / Cullerlie Stone Circle / Culsh Souterrain / Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn / Doune Broch Centre / Dreva Craig Fort / Dumfries Museum / Dun an Sticar Broch / Dun Ardtreck / Dun Beag Broch / Dun Bharpa Chambered Cairn / Dun Carloway Broch / Dun Dornaigil Broch / Dun Fiadhairt Broch / Dun Gerashader Fort / Dun Mor Broch, Vaul / Dun Ringill / Dun Telve Broch / Dun Troddan Broch / Dwarfie Stane Rock Cut Tomb / Easter Aquorthies Stone Circle / Edin’s Hall Broch / Eildon Hill Fort / Finavon Fort / Grain Souterrain / Grey Cairns of Camster / Gurness Broch / High Banks Cup and Ring Marks / Hill o’ Many Stanes Stone Setting / Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairns / Holyrood Park Prehistoric Settlements / Hunterian Museum / Inverness Museum and Art Gallery / Isbister Chambered Cairn / Jarlshof Broch and Settlement / Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum / Kemp’s Walk Fort / Kildonan Dun / Kilmartin House Museum / Kilphedir Broch and Hut Circles / Kintraw Cairns and Standing Stone / Knap of Howar Prehistoric Settlement / Liddle Burnt Mound / Loanhead of Daviot Stone Circle / Lochbuie Stone Circle / Lundin Links Standing Stones / Machrie Moor Stone Circles / Maeshowe Chambered Cairn / Marischal Museum / The MacManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum / Midhowe Broch / Midhowe Chambered Cairn / Mousa Broch / Museum nan Eilean, Stornoway / Museum of Edinburgh / Mutiny Stones Long Cairn / National Museum of Scotland / Ness of Burgi Fort / Nether Largie Cairns / New and Old Kinord Prehistoric Settlement / Ord Archaeological Trail / Orkney Museum / Perth Museum and Art Gallery / Pettigarth Field Prehistoric Houses and Cairns / Pobuill Fhinn Stone Circle / Quoyness Chambered Cairn / Rennibister Souterrain / Ring of Brodgar Circle and Henge / Rubh’ ab Dunain Cairn and Dun / Scatness Broch and Settlement / Scord of Brouster Prehistoric Settlement / Scottish Crannog Centre / Shetland Museum and Archives / Skarabrae Neolithic Settlement / Stanydale Prehistoric Settlement / Stones of Stenness and Henge / Strontoiller Cairn and Standing Stone / Sunhoney Stone Circle / Tap o’ Noth Fort / Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn / Temple Wood Stone Circles and Cairns / Tinto Hill Cairn / Tirefour Broch / Tomnaverie Stone Circle / Torhouse Stone Circle / Torwoodlee Broch and Fort / Traprain Law Fort / Twelve Apostles Stone Circle / Tynron Doon / Unival Chambered Cairn / Unstan Chambered Cairn / Wag of Forse Broch and Settlement / Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn

Paperback £3.95

ISBN: 9781899874231

Series: Wee Guides

Extent: 96 text pp

Illus: 53 b&w photos and maps

Dimensions: 180 mm high x 110 mm wide x 5 mm thick

Weight: 98g

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