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By A. Heald,J. Barber

Caithness, the main northerly county in mainland Britain, is likely one of the richest cultural landscapes in Europe. The relative geographical isolation of the realm, conventional landholding and the survival of enormous estates, mixed with using flagstone because the major construction fabric given that earliest occasions, has ensured the survival of a variety of monuments in a great quantity unrivaled somewhere else in Scotland. within the 19thcentury, Caithness was once on the vanguard of archaeological endeavours with many websites imperative to our knowing of Scottish prehistory. considering the fact that then, regardless of intermittent task, the archaeology of Caithness has develop into a bit of marginalised and there's a conception that there are just a handful of archaeological websites for viewers to get pleasure from and the archaeologist to discover and interpret. in spite of the fact that, the county is stuffed with hidden riches and lines of the earlier are obvious all over. Caithness is ruled via landscapes wealthy in archaeological continues to be of all classes; chambered cairns, stone settings, brochs, Pictish settlements, wags, castles, harbours and post-medieval cost, among many others.  The authors have provided a move part of those monument varieties in an try and re-centre the county in archaeological and early old narratives. For the decade, the authors were fascinated about a number history initiatives within the county, hence permitting them time to find, discover and think about its archaeology. Their peregrinations supplied possibilities for deeper contemplation of the county’s archaeology, the results of that is awarded in a few new interpretations and views which exhibit the thrill of engaged on history in Caithness.

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