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Between The Wind and The Water

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World heritage Orkney. Caroline Wickham-Jones explores the Neolithic world of the 'Heart of Neolithic Orkney' World Heritage Sites. What makes them so special, how they were built, how they came to be a focus through the ages, and what they mean today. 

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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 came 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'.

This new second edition replaces the highly successful and widely used first edition. The text has been fully updated to take account of recent discoveries and research, including the world famous site at Ness of Brodgar. In addition there are over thirty new images including stunning photographs which help to introduce the archaeology and landscape of Orkney.

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