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By A. Heald,J. Barber

Caithness, the main northerly county in mainland Britain, is likely one of the richest cultural landscapes in Europe. The relative geographical isolation of the world, conventional landholding and the survival of huge estates, mixed with using flagstone because the major development fabric considering that earliest instances, has ensured the survival of a variety of monuments in a large quantity unrivaled somewhere else in Scotland. within the 19thcentury, Caithness was once on the leading edge of archaeological endeavours with many websites significant to our knowing of Scottish prehistory. in view that then, regardless of intermittent task, the archaeology of Caithness has turn into a bit of marginalised and there's a belief that there are just a handful of archaeological websites for viewers to get pleasure from and the archaeologist to discover and interpret. despite the fact that, the county is filled with hidden riches and strains of the previous are seen in all places. Caithness is ruled via landscapes wealthy in archaeological is still of all classes; chambered cairns, stone settings, brochs, Pictish settlements, wags, castles, harbours and post-medieval payment, among many others.  The authors have awarded a pass component to those monument varieties in an try and re-centre the county in archaeological and early old narratives. For the decade, the authors were interested by various history tasks within the county, therefore permitting them time to find, discover and look at its archaeology. Their peregrinations supplied possibilities for deeper contemplation of the county’s archaeology, the results of that's offered in a few new interpretations and views which express the thrill of engaged on background in Caithness.

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