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The Sculptor’s Cave, Covesea, from the Bronze Age to the Picts

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Product Description

by Ian Armit & Lindsey Büster

The Sculptor’s Cave is one of the most enigmatic prehistoric sites in Britain. Excavated in the 1920s and 1970s, new analysis of the archive has revealed a complex history of funerary and ritual activity from the Late Bronze Age to the Roman Iron Age. Using innovative methods and new techniques, this volume re-examines the results of earlier excavations and places the site in its wider British and European context.

Professor Ian Armit is Chair in Archaeology at the University of York. His research centres on the social archaeology of Iron Age Europe and the nature of conflict and violence in prehistory.

Dr Lindsey Büster is a Research Associate at the University of York. Her research concerns ritual in later prehistoric Britain and Europe, with particular focus on the archaeology of death and burial.

Table of Contents

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Read Sylvia Benton’s account of the 1920s excavation here:
The Excavation of the Sculptor’s Cave, Covesea, Morayshire

Read Ian A G Shepherd’s summary of a lecture on the 1970s excavation here:
The Sculptor’s Cave, Covesea, Moray: from Bronze Age ossuary to Pictish shrine?

The authors and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland gratefully acknowledge funding towards the publication of this volume from Historic Environment Scotland. hes-logo-stacked-1

 

Additional Information

Weight 1.874 kg
Dimensions 30 x 23.8 mm
Format

Hardback

ISBN

9781908332172

Number Of Pages

320

Illustrations

195

Publication Date

September 2020

Authors

Ian Armit & Lindsey Büster

Contributors

Torben Bjarke Ballin, Katharina Becker, Julie Boreham, Alan Braby, Trevor Cowie, Gemma Cruickshanks, Mary Davis, Adrian Evans, Mark Hall, Derek Hamilton, Nick Holmes, Fraser Hunter, Dominic Ingermark, Rachael Kershaw, Christopher Knüsel, Jo McKenzie, Sam Moorhead, Clare Rainsford, Daniel Sahlén, Rick Schulting, Daniel Shaw, Alison Sheridan, Tom Sparrow, Michael Stratigos, John Summers, Jim Tate, Lore Troalen, Colin Wallace, and Andrew S Wilson

Subject fields

cave archaeology; bioarchaeology; anthropology; early medieval studies (Picts); Scottish history

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