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Between the Wind and the Water : World Heritage Orkney, Paperback / softback Book

Between the Wind and the Water : World Heritage Orkney Paperback / softback

Description

The Archaeological sites of Orkney give us an unparalleled glimpse into prehistory.

Inscribed as the 'Heart of Neolithic Orkney' World Heritage Site in 1999, four great monuments - the village of Skara Brae, the Ring of Brodgar, the Stones of Stenness and the burial mound of Maeshowe - are also at the centre of the archipelago's story.

This book looks at what makes these monuments so special.

Caroline Wickham-Jones explores the Neolithic world in which they were built, how they caome to be a focus through the ages, and what they mean today.

Picts, saints, Vikings, antiquarians and tourists populate Orkney's past: a history which is channelled through these 'dances of stones'.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 178 pages, b/w and col illus
  • Publisher: Windgather Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Prehistoric archaeology
  • ISBN: 9781909686502

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