By Ian Armit

ISBN-10: 0713489499

ISBN-13: 9780713489491

Who're the Celts? the place did they arrive from? Did the tribes of Iron Age Scotland particularly belong to a 'European group' of Celts? What did it suggest to be Celtic? during this attention-grabbing publication, the result of sleek archaeology are used, along prior unearths and the historic assets, to light up this crucial yet unusually ignored interval of Scottish historical past. during this re-creation of a vintage paintings, Ian Armit explores the prehistoric international of the Celts, from round a thousand BC to advert 500. totally illustrated with color images, maps and diagrams, the publication covers ethnicity and identification, lifestyle, Celtic artwork, the Druids, brochs, hillforts and Celtic struggle and the conflict with Rome.

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The most basic means of determining relative chronology in archaeology is stratigraphy. Stratigraphy refers to the layers (strata) of discarded and buried materials under the surface of the land. Consider, for example, having a garden. Every year, you add new layers of soil and mulch before planting flowers or tomatoes, and these new layers cover over what had been on the surface the year before. A discarded gum wrapper, a penny, and an old shoelace get covered over by the new layer. The next year, a bottle cap gets covered over, along with a baseball card and a doll’s head.

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