Towers in the North : The Brochs of Scotland Paperback
by Ian Armit
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
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/05/2002
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9780752419329