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Wild Harvesters [Paperback]

Bill Finlayson
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22 Feb 2005
Designed throughout with colourful and detailed illustrations, Wild Harvesters outlines in a clear and understandable way the Mesolithic Age in Scotland. It contains in-depth features on important discoveries and Mesolithic phenomenon and emphasises that Scotland's first inhabitants were not ignorant savages but ordinary people trying to live as best they could in their landscape. Included in the book are specially commissioned illustrations which show how these people may have lived, as well as an assessment of the archaeological theories current today. This book is part of a newly updated edition of the acclaimed Making of Scotland series produced by Historic Scotland and Birlinn which provides lively, accessible and up-to-date introductions to key themes and periods in Scottish history and prehistory.

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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Birlinn Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (22 Feb 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841583820
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841583822
  • Product Dimensions: 25.2 x 18.6 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 120,492 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bill Finlayson is a Research Fellow and Manager of the Centre for Field Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This is one of a series of slim, well-illustrated books co-produced by Historic Scotland and a small Scottish publishing house. Bill Finlayson's book in this series covers the early re-population of Scotland following the retreat of the last glacial period. Bill Finlayson has been a leading professional researcher working on the mesolithic hunter-gatherers particularly in the west of Scotland. Having worked on one of the recent major archaeological investigations, he knows well the work of other modern research programmes. He has managed a very difficult task - to write simply and accessibly, but also authoritatively on the fugitive early prehistory. And he is aided by an excellent set of illustrations - not only colour photographs of artefacts and sites in their landscapes, but also specially created black-and-white drawings that reconstruct scenarios of everyday life. And it is cheap!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Introduction 8 Nov 2003
Part of the Canongate series, introducing readers to Scottish history. This volume covers the prehistory of 8000-4000 BC. Accessible, beautifully illustrated, it gives a thorough introduction to the period and should stimulate your interest. An excellent little work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wild Harvesters 27 Nov 2012
By Rena
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A well written and illustrated book. These early people were the same as us, they just did different things.
Not much is known about this time in History and this book makes it accessible to many readers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book and well illustrated 14 Nov 2012
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Great short book to read- approx 70 pages. It lays out the information in a way that is easy to read with nice illustrations and photographs. Archaeology terms are explained and the way it is written tells a story, giving you mental images that you remember. Greata for beginners in archaeology and history.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wild Harvesters 20 Oct 2013
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Great book of history.
Pictures and diagrams give
life to these First People.
There is emotion shown that
I had not thought about before.
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