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An Oxford Archaeological Guide (Oxford Archaeological Guides)

By Anna Ritchie, Graham Ritchie

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Format: Paperback / softback, 272 pages
Other Information: halftones, maps, and plans throughout
Published In: United Kingdom, 26 February 1998
Scotland, with its Viking settlements, ancient tombs, and Roman fortresses, offers an ideal location for the archaeological traveller. This guide provides: coverage of all the main sites in Scotland from earliest times to AD 1200; 150 high-quality site plans, maps, diagrams, and photographs; sites arranged by region, south to north: Dumfries and Galloway; Borders; Lothians and Edinburgh; from the Clyde to the Forth; Fife to Perthshire; Argyll and Bute; Aberdeenshire and Moray; the Highlands; the Northern Isles; and the Western Isles. It includes: star ratings that indicate the best tombs, standing stones, forts, churches, and settlements to visit; an introduction which sets sites within the context of human development in Scotland, covering aspects such as domestic life, transport, art, and warfare; and, information about museums, a chronology for reference, and a glossary of essential terms.

About the Author

Anna Ritchie is President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Graham Ritchie is Head of the National Monuments Record for Scotland and an Investigator with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Their publications include Scotland: Archaeology and Early History. Anna Ritchie is General Editor for the Exploring Scotland's Heritage series and Graham Ritchie has contributed to several of the Pevsner Buildings of Scotland series.


A valuable companion, whether on the desk or in the pocket. * Andrew Sherratt * Call it "Travels with my Trowel" - this splendid Oxford Archaeological Guide to Scotland is an indispensable vade-mecum for the discriminating traveller. * Magnus Magnusson * Anna and Graham Ritchie together have an unparalleled kknowledge of the Scottish heritage ... this guide is well laid out, beautifully illustrated, and with clear instructions regarding access. * Steven Mithen * Judged on Scotland: An Oxford Archaeological Guide and the plans for the series as a whole these books will fill the gap in travel literature that has been obvious for a very long time. The entries in Scotland betray both genuine affection for the country and its antiquities, and the exercise of the sort of judgement that one can trust to point what will be found rewarding on the ground. * Peter Salway * The Oxford Archaeological Guides offer a wealth of detailed, accurate but always readable information, providing anyone who has a serious interest in archaeology with the means to derive the utmost benefit from a visit to an ancient site. They are user-friendly and highly recommended. * Paul Bahn *

EAN: 9780192880024
ISBN: 0192880020
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
Dimensions: 21.62 x 13.84 x 1.63 centimetres (0.34 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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