Originally published in 1921, this book presents a detailed discussion of antiquities, must notably stone circles, discovered in the area around Dunecht House, Aberdeenshire. The text was prepared by the archaeologist and bishop George Forrest Browne (1833-1930), following an initial invitation to create a basic guide to the discoveries for visitors to Dunecht. Illustrative figures and notes are incorporated throughout. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in archaeology and the prehistory of Aberdeenshire.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.67(d)|
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Characteristic antiquities of this district of Aberdeenshire; 2. Druidism the religion of a very early race in Caledonia; 3. Varieties of stone circle; 4. Stellar and solar circles; 5. Origin of the name Echt; 6. An early report on Aberdeenshire circles; 7. Petrology; 8. Dyce, circle; 9. The Ogam script; 10. The Newton stone - supposed hopelessness of the inscriptions; 11. Remarkable figures incised on rude stones; 12. Topographical distribution of Pictish sculptured stones; 13. The Druids and the stars; Index.