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Orcadia: Land, Sea and Stone in Neolithic Orkney

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The Orcadian archipelago is a museum of archaeological wonders.

Its largest island, Mainland, is home to some of the oldest and best-preserved Neolithic sites in Europe, the most famous of which are the passage grave of Maeshowe, the megaliths of Stenness, the Ring of Brodgar and the village of Skara Brae – evidence of a dynamic society with connections binding Orkney to I

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Published October 3rd 2019 by Apollo
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Bobby
Nov 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Really interesting if you're into this kind of thing. There are a lot of fairly dry architectural details, but the author does a fantastic job of giving the reader a sense of the people and communities of the distant past. The final chapter, which discusses the after life of Neolithic objects and structures into the bronze age and iron age is especially good. ...more
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Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastically engaging and well written book. I visitrd many of the sites in Orkney, the book adds real richness. Strongly recommend.
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