Between the Wind and the Water: World Heritage Orkney (Paperback)
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Between the Wind and the Water: World Heritage Orkney (Paperback)

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Paperback 178 Pages / Published: 08/01/2015
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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'.

Publisher: Windgather Press
ISBN: 9781909686502
Number of pages: 178
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 234 x 188 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
blends hard archaeological fact with an appreciation of the sophisticated systems of belief that gave rise to Orkney's rich and complex heritage. * Current Archaeology *
This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated book is a thoroughly revised and updated new edition...[it] is a book which succeeds on several different levels. * Landscape History *

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