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Gardening time: Monuments and landscape from Sardinia, Scotland and Central Europe in the very long Iron Age

Edited by Simon Stoddart, Ethan D. Aines & Caroline Malone

Gardening may seem worlds away from Nuraghi and brochs, but tending a garden is a long process involving patience, accretion and memory. Scholars argue that memories are also cultured, developed and regained. The monuments in Scotland and Sardinia are testament to the importance of memory and its role in maintaining social relations.

This collection of twenty-one papers addresses the theme of memory anchored to the enduring presence of monuments, mainly from Scotland and Sardinia, but also from Central Europe and the Balkans.

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  • Revisiting Glenelg a century after Alexander O Curle: reconstructing brochs in treeless landscapes 

    Romankiewicz, Tanja; Ralston, Ian (McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, 2021-12-31)
    Gardening may seem worlds away from Nuraghi and brochs, but tending a garden is a long process involving patience, accretion and memory. Scholars argue that memories are also cultured, developed and regained. The monuments ...
  • Remembering Nuraghi: memory and domestication of the past in nuragic Sardinia 

    Perra, Mauro (McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, 2021-12-31)
    Gardening may seem worlds away from Nuraghi and brochs, but tending a garden is a long process involving patience, accretion and memory. Scholars argue that memories are also cultured, developed and regained. The monuments ...
  • Rooted in water: the Scottish island-dwelling tradition 

    Lenfert, Robert (McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, 2021-12-31)
    Gardening may seem worlds away from Nuraghi and brochs, but tending a garden is a long process involving patience, accretion and memory. Scholars argue that memories are also cultured, developed and regained. The monuments ...
  • Memories, monumentality and materiality in Iron Age Scotland 

    Campbell, Louisa (McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, 2021-12-31)
    Gardening may seem worlds away from Nuraghi and brochs, but tending a garden is a long process involving patience, accretion and memory. Scholars argue that memories are also cultured, developed and regained. The monuments ...

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