on 31 July 2009
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!
on 8 November 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.