by Richard Bradley
Many years ago ‘henge monuments’ were identified as a distinctive kind of prehistoric monument but their interpretation still poses problems. Although there are indications that some of the earliest henges were in the north and the west there were obvious gaps in the distributions of excavated examples in Scotland. The projects described here took place in an area where henges were little known. The results of four excavations, at Broomend, Pullyhour, Migdale, and Lairg, are brought together in a new account of the henge monuments of Northern Britain, which places a special emphasis on their distinctive character and their extended history.
The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland gratefully acknowledges funding towards the publication of this volume from Historic Scotland and National Museums Scotland.