Before Scotland: The Story of Scotland Before History

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This story of early Scotland begins 10,000 years ago at the end of the Ice Age when the familiar Scottish geography of mountains, glens, and rugged coasts evolved. It follows the movement of hunter-gatherers north, the growth of fishing, the establishment of farming.
The author also covers cultural evolution in Scotland – the roles played by megalith builders, Celts, Picts, and others.

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Overview

This story of early Scotland begins 10,000 years ago at the end of the Ice Age when the familiar Scottish geography of mountains, glens, and rugged coasts evolved. It follows the movement of hunter-gatherers north, the growth of fishing, the establishment of farming.
The author also covers cultural evolution in Scotland – the roles played by megalith builders, Celts, Picts, and others.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500287958
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 6/29/2009
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 779,704
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Alistair Moffat is a well-known writer and television producer. His previous books include Before Scotland, Arthur and the Lost Kingdoms, and The Borders. He lives in Scotland.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The painted islands 11
Ch. 2 The ice domes 23
Ch. 3 The wildwood 51
Ch. 4 The kindred ground 95
Ch. 5 Homely geometry 149
Ch. 6 The iron warlords 172
Ch. 7 Caledonia 225
Ch. 8 The last of the British 285
Map of Scotland 336
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