The brochs are among the best-known ancient monuments in Scotland.
However, despite a long and colourful history of research, it is only in the last 20 years that the results of field survey, excavation and radiocarbon dating have begun to flesh out a picture of their evolution and development from around 600 BC to AD 100.
This well-illustrated book describes the current state of our knowledge, probes the long-running controversies over their origins and function, and provides an annotated list of the most accessible and best-preserved broch sites.
Individual chapters cover: Beginnings - Anatomy of a broch tower - Broch landscapes, broch people -- Lords of the north - Lords of the south? - Beyond the brochs.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages, colour and b&w illustrations
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 29/05/2002
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9780752419329