Caroline Wickham-Jones is Lecturer in archaeology at the University of Aberdeen. She has worked on, and directed, archaeological excavation across Scotland including Skara Brae and Links of Noltland in Orkney. She directed the excavations of a Mesolithic site on the island of Rum and since then she has worked on a number of other Mesolithic projects including the sites at Camas Daraich, in Skye and Long Howe in Orkney, and as co-director of the Scotland's First Settlers Project. She is author of many publications including Fear of Farming (Windgather Press 2010).
This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated book is a thoroughly revised and updated new edition...[it] is a book which succeeds on several different levels. -- Victoria Whitworth Landscape History "blends hard archaeological fact with an appreciation of the sophisticated systems of belief that gave rise to Orkney's rich and complex heritage." -- Carly Hilts Current Archaeology