Eastern Dumfriesshire

Author: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
Publisher:
ISBN: 0114958599
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Archaeological surveying


Solway Country

Author: Allen J. Scott
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443871402
Release Date: 2014-11-19
Genre: Social Science

The Solway Country – the lands surrounding the inner Solway Firth – constitutes one of the many small regional worlds of the British Isles that are remarkable for the ways in which their landscapes evoke a powerful sense of territorial identity rooted not only in their physical appeal, but also in the richness and distinctiveness of their human history and geography. The Solway Country is an archetypical but hitherto little known exemplar of places like these. This book captures the spirit and substance of the Solway Country’s allure by means of a series of layered narratives dealing with its natural milieu, its past social and political turmoil, its changing forms of rural and agrarian life, and its responses to the industrial and urban forces that were unleashed in Britain after the eighteenth century. The Solway Country has the added charm of being partly in England and partly in Scotland, so that its personality partakes of elements of both. At the same time, the region exhibits a composite geographic unity derived from the central physical feature of the Solway Firth itself and from the many common aspects of local life and livelihood that have left deep imprints on the landscape. This unity is expressed symbolically in the peculiar hybrid culture of ballads and songs that emerged alongside the theft, murder, and mayhem that raged in the Anglo-Scottish marchlands in the days of the border reivers.

The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain

Author: Christopher Gerrard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191062117
Release Date: 2018-01-11
Genre: Social Science

The Middle Ages are all around us in Britain. The Tower of London and the castles of Scotland and Wales are mainstays of cultural tourism and an inspiring cross-section of later medieval finds can now be seen on display in museums across England, Scotland, and Wales. Medieval institutions from Parliament and monarchy to universities are familiar to us and we come into contact with the later Middle Ages every day when we drive through a village or town, look up at the castle on the hill, visit a local church or wonder about the earthworks in the fields we see from the window of a train. The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain provides an overview of the archaeology of the later Middle Ages in Britain between AD 1066 and 1550. 61 entries, divided into 10 thematic sections, cover topics ranging from later medieval objects, human remains, archaeological science, standing buildings, and sites such as castles and monasteries, to the well-preserved relict landscapes which still survive. This is a rich and exciting period of the past and most of what we have learnt about the material culture of our medieval past has been discovered in the past two generations. This volume provides comprehensive coverage of the latest research and describes the major projects and concepts that are changing our understanding of our medieval heritage.

Aerial Photography and Archaeology 2003

Author: Jean Bourgeois
Publisher: Academia Press
ISBN: 9038207824
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Social Science

This publication contains the selected proceedings of a conference devoted to the history of aerial photography (Ghent, 2003).

Neolithic of Mainland Scotland

Author: Kenneth Brophy
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748685752
Release Date: 2016-03-16
Genre: History

Archaeologists show us how the Neolithic human lived in mainland ScotlandWhat 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, postholes, ditches, rubbish dumps, human remains and broken potsherds left behind by our Neolithic forebears.From the APFWhat 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? Why was so much time and effort spent digging holes and filling them back up again? 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 plough soil, or survives as slumped banks and filled ditches, or ruinous megaliths?This book will draw together leading experts and young researchers to present fresh research and outline radical new interpretations of the pits, postholes, ditches, rubbish dumps, human remains and broken potsherds left behind by our Neolithic forebears. Much of this evidence has come to light in the past few decades, putting the emphasis very much lowland, mainland Scotland as opposed to more famous Orcadian Neolithic sites. Inspired by the work of Gordon Barclay, the leading scholars of Scotland's Neolithic in the last 40 years, the chapters in this book offer a wide-ranging analysis of the evidence we have for the first farmers in Scotland.

Domination and Lordship

Author: Richard Oram
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748687688
Release Date: 2011-02-21
Genre: History

This book discussed the processes by which the Gaelic kingdom of Alba established its mastery over the lesser kingdoms of northern mainland Britain and transformed itself into a state recognisable as Scotland.

Church archaeology

Author: John Blair
Publisher: Not Avail
ISBN: STANFORD:36105020591322
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Architecture


Archaeology of the Roman Empire

Author: N. J. Higham
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports
ISBN: UOM:39015050743502
Release Date: 2001
Genre: History

Published as a tribute to the life and works of Professor Barri Jones, this volume collects 33 wide-ranging papers on Romano-British archaeology, the archaeology of the wider empire and methodology. The contributions are divided into six sections: Roman Britain; Public policy and archaeology; The Eastern empire; North Africa; Methodology and technology; Religion in the empire and beyond. In addition, there is a biography of Barri Jones and a chronology of his work and publications.

Northern Pasts

Author: Jan G. Harding
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
ISBN: UOM:39015042646540
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: Social Science

These fourteen papers are taken from a conference held in Newcastle in 1998, focusing on the state of research in the prehistory of Northern England and Southern Scotland. Contents: Patterns in later Prehistory (Jan Harding); Towards a new prehistory for central Britain (Paul Frodsham); The Neolithic that never happened? (Clive Waddington); Wety Drybridge (Kenneth Brophy); Prehistoric cairnfields in Northumberland (Robert Johnston); Later prehistoric settlement in the northern uplands (Robert Young); Iron Age landscape in lowland East Yorkshire (Peter Halkon & Martin Millett); Recent research in the central Tweed Valley (Alicia Wise); Later Neolithic and Early Bronze Age in North-east England (Blaise Vyner); Neolithic and Bronze Age in the lowlands of North West England (Ron Cowell); Prehistoric settlement in northern Cumbria (Mike McCarthy); Iron Age in the southern Pennines (Bill Bevan); Later prehistoric settlement in west central Scotland (Derek Alexander); Site morphology and regional variation in south-west Scotland

Die Nacht der J gerinnen

Author: Margaret Elphinstone
Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
ISBN: 9783832188344
Release Date: 2014-11-14
Genre: Fiction

Zwischen dem Großmutterberg und dem offenen Meer, das die Welt umgibt, lebt Alaia mit ihrer Familie. Als ihr Bruder eines Tages nicht von der Jagd zurückkehrt, stürzt das die Familie in große Bedrängnis. Dieser Schicksalsschlag und der erfolgreiche Kampf der Familie ums Überleben werden zum Gründungsmythos des Alk-Clans, der noch Generationen später die Mitglieder zusammenschweißt. Ein außergewöhnlicher und fesselnder Roman, der in der Steinzeit spielt und zugleich als Parabel auf den Zustand unseres Planeten 8000 Jahre später gelesen werden kann.

Northern Pasts

Author: Jan G. Harding
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
ISBN: UOM:39015042646540
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: Social Science

These fourteen papers are taken from a conference held in Newcastle in 1998, focusing on the state of research in the prehistory of Northern England and Southern Scotland. Contents: Patterns in later Prehistory (Jan Harding); Towards a new prehistory for central Britain (Paul Frodsham); The Neolithic that never happened? (Clive Waddington); Wety Drybridge (Kenneth Brophy); Prehistoric cairnfields in Northumberland (Robert Johnston); Later prehistoric settlement in the northern uplands (Robert Young); Iron Age landscape in lowland East Yorkshire (Peter Halkon & Martin Millett); Recent research in the central Tweed Valley (Alicia Wise); Later Neolithic and Early Bronze Age in North-east England (Blaise Vyner); Neolithic and Bronze Age in the lowlands of North West England (Ron Cowell); Prehistoric settlement in northern Cumbria (Mike McCarthy); Iron Age in the southern Pennines (Bill Bevan); Later prehistoric settlement in west central Scotland (Derek Alexander); Site morphology and regional variation in south-west Scotland

Die Anf nge der Kunst

Author: Ernst Grosse
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783955074869
Release Date: 2012-12
Genre:

In die Die Anfange der Kunst" macht sich Ernst Grosse daran, Ziele und Wege der Kunstwissenschaft zu erlautern, wobei er selbst sein Werk als einen ersten Versuch sieht und es auch als einen solchen bewertet haben mochte. Nimmt man dies als Grundlage, so sind es anregende fragmentartige und dennoch schon sehr detaillierte Ausfuhrungen zu kunstlerischen Einzelthemen wie Ornamentik, Bildnerei, Tanz, Poesie und Musik im Allgemeinen, die Grosse hier vorlegt. Sorgfaltig bearbeiteter Nachdruck der Originalausgabe von 1894.