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My curiosity within the archaeology of the Scottish Highlands begun lengthy prior to I had any formal education within the topic. becoming up at the japanese fringes of the southern Highlands, as regards to Loch Lomond, it was once now not challenging stumble throughout ruined constructions, previous box limitations, and different strains of daily life long ago. this is often very true if you happen to spend a lot time, as i've got performed, hiking the within sight mountains and strolling and using during the a number of glens that provide entry into the Highlands. on the time, I had no genuine realizing of those is still, easily accepting them as being outfitted and previous. After learning archaeology for many years on the collage of Glasgow, itself just a brief travel from the world the place I grew up, I grew to become aware that I nonetheless had no actual figuring out of those - miliar, but enigmatic, structures and fields. This and a becoming curiosity in Scotland’s ancient archaeology drove me to take a number of classes near to rural cost experiences. those classes allowed me to put what I now knew to be homes, barns, generators, shieling (transhumance) settlements, rig-and-furrow cultivation, and different similar is still in background. Overwhelmingly, they looked as if it would date from the interval of the final three hundred years. I additionally started to know how all of them labored jointly as part components of day-by-day rural lifestyles some time past.

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