Celtic Fortifications

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Author  Ian Ralston
Publisher  Tempus
Publication Date   March 1, 2006
ISBN  0752425005
Pages  176

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From northern Scotland to southern Iberia the enclosures around hill- and promontory-forts are the most conspicuous component of the Iron Age archaeological record. Ian Ralston looks at their construction and reconstruction and at the architecture of banks, walls, ramparts and ditches, gateways, and ancillary features. He examines the placing of these fortifications in the landscape and their effectiveness as hill-fort defences in war. He also considers these enclosures as signs and symbols.

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