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Scotland in Pagan Times: The Iron Age

Scotland in Pagan Times: The Iron Age


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology

  • Publication planned for: April 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from April 2020
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108082617

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  • Joseph Anderson (1832–1916), curator of the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland, delivered the Rhind lectures of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland from 1879 to 1882 as a sequence on the ancient history of Scotland, and subsequently published them in book form. This highly illustrated book on the Iron Age in Scotland was published in 1883. The first two lectures consider types of burial, pagan and Christian (with some pagan elements surviving into the later period), and the later burial customs of the pagan Vikings of Orkney and Shetland, with their Scandinavian associations. A lecture on Celtic art is followed by consideration of brochs - the round, drystone-walled structures of the Iron Age, unique to Scotland – along with their architecture and their function as revealed by discoveries during excavation. A final chapter examines lake-dwellings, hill-forts, and earth-houses. Anderson's other Rhind lectures are also reissued in this series.

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    • Publication planned for: April 2020
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108082617
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • contains: 266 b/w illus.
    • availability: Not yet published - available from April 2020
  • Table of Contents

    Prefatory note
    1. Christian and pagan burial, Viking burials
    2. Northern burials and hoards
    3. The Celtic art of the pagan period
    4. The architecture of the brochs
    5. The brochs and their contents
    6. Lake-dwellings, hill-forts, and earth-houses

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    Joseph Anderson

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