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The Neolithic of Mainland Scotland

Kenneth Brophy, Gavin MacGregor, and Ian B. M. Ralston


What was life like in Scotland between 4000 and 2000BC? Where were people living? How did they treat their dead? Why did they spend so much time building extravagant ritual monuments? What was special about the relationship people had with trees and holes in the ground? What can we say about how people lived in the Neolithic and early Bronze Age of mainland Scotland where much of the evidence we have lies beneath the ploughsoil, or survives as slumped banks and ditches, or ruinous megaliths? Each contribution to this volume presents fresh research and radical new interpretations of the pits, p ... More

Keywords: Neolithic, Bronze Age, Scotland, material culture, monuments, settlement, lowlands, identity

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780748685721
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685721.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth Brophy, editor
University of Glasgow

Gavin MacGregor, editor
University of Glasgow

Ian B. M. Ralston, editor
University of Edinburgh

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Part I Scotland’s Mainland Neolithic in Context

Part II Non-megalithic Monuments

Part III Pits, Pots and Practice

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