Landscapes Revealed – new book sheds new light on the Heart of Neolithic Orkney

Landscapes Revealed Book CoverThe Ness of Brodgar features in a new book on the landscape of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site.

Launched this week, Landscapes Revealed: Remote Sensing Across the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site details a nine-year programme of geophysical and related survey across an area between Skara Brae and Maeshowe – an area covering around 285 hectares of Orkney’s West Mainland.

In addition to outlining the hundreds of new sites discovered, the book, which is the second volume in the UHI Archaeology Institute Research series, documents the changing character and development of this landscape over time and the survey results shed important new light on the character and extent of known prehistoric sites and ceremonial monuments.

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

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