This book examines some of the most spectacular ancient monuments in Britain - the iron age brochs of north and west Scotland. It sets the building of these unique fortifications into context and examines some of the theories that have been proposed for their origins and development. The economy of the people who had brochs built is examined, as well as 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. There is a short bibliography.
Series: Shire Archaeology
Number Of Pages: 56
Published: 10th November 1998
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0 x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.132