Circumstance not context: the Neolithic of Scotland as seen from outside
Grooved Ware Decoration, Model, Field Systems, Pottery, Mortuary, Enclosures
An overall survey of the relative strengths and weaknesses of research on the Scottish Neolithic is attempted, focusing particularly on recent work. The high quality of much of the evidence is stressed as is the variability of the attention paid to it. Particular themes have been chosen to exemplify these and to provide some opportunity for a wider perspective.