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Brochs, Economy and Power

By Stephen J. Dockrill

Abstract

NoBrochs are one of the ultimate expressions of regional diversity in the British Iron Age, a geographically restricted, monumental and complex variant of the roundhouse. They are the best-preserved Iron Age dwellings in Britain if not Europe, often requiring the visitor to duck to avoid the lintel as they enter the building, and yet too often they have been sidelined as local curiosities in wider narratives of the period. This trend has been bucked in recent years in the specialist literature, with more theoretically-informed interpretations; here Armit sets out to place broch studies before a wider audience

Topics: Scotland, Brochs, Iron Age, Economy
Year: 2002
OAI identifier: oai:bradscholars.brad.ac.uk:10454/3877
Provided by: Bradford Scholars
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