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The Shaping of Shetland

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How has Shetland's climate changed over time? Why do some areas contain several oval houses, and others none? Did the Vikings have an industrial base in Cunningsburgh? How was crofting life organised?
These are just some of the questions investigated by the contributors to The Shaping of Shetland.
The past decade has seen a huge rise in interest in studying the wealth of information contained in the hills and fields of Shetland. Researchers have been both amateurs and professional, both local and from Mainland Britain - all of them have made discoveries which have changed our understanding of how our predecessors shaped Shetland, and influenced the landscape of the 21st century.
The Shaping of Shetland spans 10,000 years, with a look at environmental conditions since the last Ice Age at the end of the period, to the structure of run-rig agriculture at the other.
Some of the contributors live in Shetland, others are well known visitors. All are leading authorities and most of these papers are the first, or indeed only, account of their work.
For anyone curious about Shetland's archaeology, history or historical geography, The Shaping of Shetland is essential reading.

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Author(s):
Val Turner
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1998
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1898852324
ISBN-13:
9781898852322
Number of pages:
143
Publisher:
Shetland Times
Title:
The Shaping of Shetland

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How has Shetland's climate changed over time? Why do some areas contain several oval houses, and others none? Did the Vikings have an industrial base in Cunningsburgh? How was crofting life organised?
These are just some of the questions investigated by the contributors to The Shaping of Shetland.
The past decade has seen a huge rise in interest in studying the wealth of information contained in the hills and fields of Shetland. Researchers have been both amateurs and professional, both local and from Mainland Britain - all of them have made discoveries which have changed our understanding of how our predecessors shaped Shetland, and influenced the landscape of the 21st century.
The Shaping of Shetland spans 10,000 years, with a look at environmental conditions since the last Ice Age at the end of the period, to the structure of run-rig agriculture at the other.
Some of the contributors live in Shetland, others are well known visitors. All are leading authorities and most of these papers are the first, or indeed only, account of their work.
For anyone curious about Shetland's archaeology, history or historical geography, The Shaping of Shetland is essential reading.

Author(s):
Val Turner
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1998
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1898852324
ISBN-13:
9781898852322
Number of pages:
143
Publisher:
Shetland Times
Title:
The Shaping of Shetland

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