Setting the scene: aspects of the earliest prehistory of Northern Britain

Wright, D. (2018) Setting the scene: aspects of the earliest prehistory of Northern Britain. In: Campbell, L., Wright, D. and Hall, N. A. (eds.) Roots of Nationhood: The Archaeology and History of Scotland. Archaeopress: Oxford, pp. 27-34. ISBN 9781784919825

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Abstract

It is unsustainable to suggest that the roots of nationhood and Scottish identity are evident in the earliest prehistory of Northern Britain. However, it provides the incipient seed to the rhizome that follows. What follows is a brief exploration of this seed by tracing aspects of the earliest prehistory from the lithic assemblages as the dominant form of material culture available to us from the hunter-gatherers of the Late Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic periods. Is it possible to distinguish the archaeology of Northern Britain from our nearest neighbours?

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wright, Dr Dene
Authors: Wright, D.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Publisher:Archaeopress
ISBN:9781784919825

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