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Isbister in the Orkneys is one of those extraordinary archaeological sites where the remains of Neolithic man and his works have been so well preserved that they give us an amazingly clear picture of the life and people of 5000 years ago. In Tomb of the Eagles John W. Hedges describes vividly the activities of a tribe which had as its totem the magnificent white-tailed sea eagle. For these people the building and use of the tomb was symbol and expression of their identity. It was here that the dead joined their ancestors but only after the flesh had been stripped from their bones. It was here, too, that offerings were made. Here broken pots were piled; fish, eagles and joints of meat mouldered; and the hands of the living sorted the heaped bones of the dead.

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In Tomb of the Eagles John Hedges describes vividly the activities of a tribe in Isbister in the Orkneys which had as its totem the magnificent white-tailed sea eagle.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780941533058
Author:
Hedges, John W.
Publisher:
New Amsterdam Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Scotland
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Neolithic period
Subject:
Scotland Antiquities.
Subject:
Orkney
Subject:
Isbister Site
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Orkney (Scotland) Antiquities.
Subject:
World History-Ancient History
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
500-138.
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.45x5.52x.78 in. .78 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Archaeology » British Isles
History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient History
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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