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The Archaeology of Skye and the Western Isles

Ian Armit


This book provides the first modern synthesis of the archaeology of Skye and Western Isles: a region with some of the finest and best-preserved archaeological monuments in Europe. Our understanding of the region has been transformed in recent years through the results of new archaeological excavations, field surveys, and reassessments of earlier work from the nineteenth century onwards. From the ritual monuments of the Neolithic period, notably the great stone circles at Calanais in Lewis, to the spectacular Iron Age brochs and wheelhouses of the Iron Age, the exceptional preservation of key m ... More

Keywords: Archaeology, Prehistory, History, Skye, Outer Hebrides, Western Isles, Lewis, Brochs, Wheelhouses, Vikings

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780748608584
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748608584.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Armit, author