South Uist by Mike Parker Pearson and Niall Sharples

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South Uist

This is an in-depth account of the lives of the people of South Uist and the Western Isles (Outer Hebrides) over more than 6,000 years, as revealed by dramatic discoveries of Bronze Age mummification, Iron Age domestic rituals, Pictish death rites and Viking longhouses. Archaeological research, carried out by university teams from Britain and North America over the last 16 years, has transformed our knowledge of ancient island life and our broader understanding of island archaeology.

With illustrations throughout, this book, which presents findings of international significance, will appeal to non-specialists as well as to those interested in archaeology, history, folklore, environment and wildlife.

Mike Parker Pearson is reader in archaeology at the University of Sheffield, Niall Sharpies is senior lecturer at Cardiff University. Jacqui Mulville and Helen Smith are lecturers in archaeological science at Cardiff and Bournemouth. Alex Woolf is lecturer in history at St Andrews and John Raven, a former Sheffield student, is completing a PhD at Glasgow.

Paperback 176 pages (June 1, 2004) Publisher: Tempus Publishing ISBN: 0752429051

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