Between the Wind and the Water: World Heritage Orkney [Paperback]

Caroline Wickham-Jones (Author)

ISBN: 9781909686502 | Published by: Windgather Press | Year of Publication: 2015 | Language: English 178p, b/w and col illus

Between the Wind and the Water


The Archaeological sites of Orkney give us an unparalleled glimpse into prehistory. Inscribed as the 'Heart of Neolithic Orkney' World Heritage Site in 1999, four great monuments - the village of Skara Brae, the Ring of Brodgar, the Stones of Stenness and the burial mound of Maeshowe - are also at the centre of the archipelago's story. This book looks at what makes these monuments so special. Caroline Wickham-Jones explores the Neolithic world in which they were built, how they caome to be a focus through the ages, and what they mean today. Picts, saints, Vikings, antiquarians and tourists populate Orkney's past: a history which is channelled through these 'dances of stones'.

Reviews & Quotes

"blends hard archaeological fact with an appreciation of the sophisticated systems of belief that gave rise to Orkney's rich and complex heritage."
Carly Hilts
Current Archaeology (11/08/2015)

"This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated book is a thoroughly revised and updated new edition…[it] is a book which succeeds on several different levels."
Victoria Whitworth
Landscape History

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