‘Landscapes Revealed’ shortlisted for Current Archaeology Book of the Year

Landscapes Revealed CoverThe UHI Archaeology Institute’s book Landscapes Revealed: geophysical survey in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Area, 2002-2011 has been nominated for Book of the Year in the Current Archaeology Awards.

The book, by Amanda Brend, Jane Downes, Mark Edmonds, James Moore and Ness excavation director Nick Card,  is the second volume in the institute’s research series and details a ten-year project that surveyed a 285-hectare area of the West Mainland, between Skara Brae and Maeshowe.

In addition to outlining the hundreds of new sites discovered, the book documents the changing character and development of the World Heritage Site landscape over time and sheds important new light on the character and extent of known prehistoric sites and ceremonial monuments.

The book also devotes 16 pages to the geophysics around the Ness of Brodgar complex.

With nominations based on books reviewed in Current Archaeology magazine over the last 12 months, voting is now open at www.archaeology.co.uk/vote.

The poll closes on February 1, with the winner announced at the Current Archaeology Live! 2023 conference, at the University of London’s Institute of Archaeology, on February 25.

Published by Oxbow Books, Landscapes Revealed: Geophysical Survey in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Area, by Amanda Brend, Nick Card, Jane Downes, Mark Edmonds and James Moore, is available in bookshops, priced £35.

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