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Skara Brae; the Story of a Prehistoric Village [Signed with Drawing]: Dunrea, Olivier Skara Brae; the Story of a Prehistoric Village [Signed with Drawing]: Dunrea, Olivier

Skara Brae; the Story of a Prehistoric Village [Signed with Drawing]

Dunrea, Olivier

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ISBN 10: 0823405834 / ISBN 13: 9780823405831
Editorial: Holiday House, New York, 1985
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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B&W Drawings; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 40 pages; Very warmly inscribed with an accompanying drawing by the author to the front endpage. Bright, tight and fresh in crisp-edged, uniformly bright dust jacket. Illustrated with B&W drawings. Inscription: "To xxx, - who truly understands stones // with laughter [signed] May 11. 1991 // [Menhir drawing] // A Menhir is forever!" Lovely copy with author's drawing and inscription. F/F; Signed by Author. N° de ref. de la librería 21814

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Título: Skara Brae; the Story of a Prehistoric ...

Editorial: Holiday House, New York

Año de publicación: 1985

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Ilustrador: Illustrated by Author

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Edición: First Edition; First Printing

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Describes the prehistoric Orkney village of Skara Brae and traces its changing physical, ceremonial, and social patterns from generation to generation

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Grade 4-8 Around 3500 b.c. , Neolithic people reached the Orkney Islands off the northern coast of Scotland. One of their settlements, rediscovered in the 19th Century, is a unique archaeological find and the focus of this study. Skara Brae, literally the "village of the hilly dunes," housed a community of people for approximately 700 years. Because of the shortage of trees, the homes and furniture were built entirely of stone. A violent storm buried Skara Brae intact around 2400 b.c. , and its inhabitants abandoned it. In 1850 a.d. , another storm exposed its walls. Subsequent archaeological studies leave many questions unanswered. For example, the crude pottery is a puzzling contrast to the sophisticated building methods. Dunrea, who has made four visits to Skara Brae, uses a straightforward descriptive style and is careful to point out the few speculations which are based on finds at neighboring sites. The emphasis is on the structures themselves, not on possible activities of the inhabitants. Technical vocabulary is defined as it is used. Attractive pen-and-ink wash drawings, meticulously detailed, enhance and clarify each of the 36 pages. The well-preserved site of Skara Brae offers a tantalizing glimpse at man's distant past. Childrenand adultsare sure to be intrigued. Marguerite F. Raybould, Glendale Public Library, Calif.
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