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The Circular Archetype in Microcosm: The Carved Stone Balls of Late Neolithic Scotland

Chris L. Stewart-Moffitt

This study is the culmination of seven years research into the Carved Stone Balls of Late Neolithic Scotland. It is the first study of these enigmatic artefacts since that undertaken by Dorothy Marshall in 1977 and includes all currently known examples in both museums and private hands, described and analysed in considerable detail. READ MORE

Paperback: £60.00

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Antonine Wall – A World Heritage Site

David J. Breeze et al.

The Antonine Wall lay at the very extremity of the Roman world. This volume, presented in English and German, presents a concise introduction to the wall which is, in many ways, one of the most developed frontier in Europe. Perhaps of greatest significance is the survival of the collection of Roman military sculpture, the Distance Slabs. READ MORE

Paperback: £14.99 | Open Access

Pits and Boots: Excavation of Medieval and Post-medieval Backlands under the Bon Accord Centre, Aberdeen

Michael Roy

Excavations in 2007-8, ahead of an extension to the Bon Accord Centre in Aberdeen, uncovered backlands that would have formed part of the industrial quarter of the medieval town. The excavation charts the changing nature of the area, from an industrial zone in the medieval period, to horticultural and domestic spaces in post-medieval times. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | Open Access

The Antonine Wall: Papers in Honour of Professor Lawrence Keppie

ed. David J. Breeze et al.

32 papers present research on the Antonine Wall in honour of Lawrence Keppie. Papers cover a wide variety of aspects: the environmental and prehistoric background; structure, planning and construction; military deployment; associated artefacts and inscriptions; logistics of supply; the people of the Wall, including womenfolk and children. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | Open Access

Hadrian’s Wall: A study in archaeological exploration and interpretation

David J. Breeze

Based on the annual Rhind Lectures delivered in May 2019, David J. Breeze presents six papers on Hadrian’s Wall. He first considers the historiographical background before examining specific aspects: its purpose and operation; its later history; and life on and around the Wall. Finally, he considers the Wall today and some aspects of its future. READ MORE

Paperback: £19.99 | eBook: £16.00

Tentsmuir: Ten Thousand Years of Environmental History

Robert M. M. Crawford

Tentsmuir, north east Fife, has seen human activity for over 10,000 years. The area provides a natural refuge for a wide range of plants, resident and migrating birds, and an array of animal and insect life. This book investigates how plant and animal communities are constantly reacting to the environmental changes common to the region. READ MORE

Paperback: £24.99 | eBook: £16.00

Playing with Things: The archaeology, anthropology and ethnography of human–object interactions in Atlantic Scotland

Graeme Wilson

This study represents a reappraisal of the relationship between play — an activity which is most often understood in terms of something ‘set apart’ — and everyday life. Via a series of archaeological, anthropological and ethnographic investigations, it leads towards the conclusion that play is not in fact so separate as is often assumed. READ MORE

Paperback: £28.00 | eBook: £16.00

Roots of Nationhood: The Archaeology and History of Scotland

ed. Louisa Campbell et al.

12 papers from specialists covering a wide array of time periods and subject areas, this volume explores the links between identity and nationhood throughout the history of Scotland from the prehistory of northern Britain to the more recent heralding of Scottish identity as a multi-ethnic construction and the possibility of Scottish independence. READ MORE

Paperback: £28.00 | eBook: £16.00

Reindeer hunters at Howburn Farm, South Lanarkshire

Torben Bjarke Ballin

This volume presents the lithic assemblage from Howburn in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, at present the oldest prehistoric settlement in Scotland (12,700-12,000 BC), and the only Hamburgian settlement in Britain. The book focuses on the Hamburgian finds, which are mainly based on the exploitation of flint from Doggerland. READ MORE

Hardback: £25.00 | Open Access

Life on the Edge: The Neolithic and Bronze Age of Iain Crawford’s Udal, North Uist

ed. Beverley Ballin Smith

Excavations in North Uist dating from 1974-1984 identified two cists with human remains in kerbed cairns, many bowl pits dug into the blown sand, two late Neolithic structures and a ritual complex. READ MORE

Hardback: £25.00 | Open Access

Brochs and the Empire

Euan W. MacKie

Excavations of the Leckie Iron Age broch in Stirlingshire, Scotland, reflect the expansion of the Roman Empire into southern Scotland in the late first century AD READ MORE

Paperback: £36.00 | eBook: £16.00

Bearsden: The Story of a Roman Fort

David J. Breeze

This accessible account of the discoveries at the Roman fort at Bearsden examines the process of archaeological excavation, the life of the soldiers at the fort based on the results of the excavation as well as material from elsewhere in the Roman Empire. READ MORE

Paperback: £20.00 | eBook: £16.00

Art and Architecture in Neolithic Orkney

Antonia Thomas

This book offers a groundbreaking analysis of Neolithic art and architecture in Orkney, focussing upon the incredible collection of hundreds of decorated stones being revealed by the current excavations at the Ness of Brodgar. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00