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Brochs of Scotland J. N. G. Ritchie

Brochs of Scotland By J.N.G. Ritchie

Brochs of Scotland by J. N. G. Ritchie

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This volume examines some of the best ancient monuments in Britain - the iron age brochs of north & west Scotland. It sets the building of these fortifications into context & looks at some of the theories that have been proposed for their origins.'

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Brochs of Scotland by J. N. G. Ritchie

This book examines some of the most spectacular ancient monuments in Britain: the iron age brochs of north and west Scotland. It places the building of these unique fortifications in context and examines 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.

About J. N. G. Ritchie

Graham Ritchie was educated at Arbroath High School, Angus, and graduated in Prehistoric Archaeology at Edinburgh University, undertaking research in Celtic weapons. He was Head of Archaeology at the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Brochs and when they were built; Broch economy; Jarlshof, Clickhimin and Mousa; Orkney and Caithness; Skye and the Western Isles; Broch origins; What Brochs are not; Select gazeteer; Museums; Further reading

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