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The First Foresters combines an inspirational blend of archaeological discussion, creative indoor activities and practical outdoor learning. The beautifully illustrated booklet links today’s native woodlands, the ancient wildwood of the past and the Neolithic pioneers who ventured into it, and is a fresh take on the presentation and interpretation of our ancient past. It is aimed at teachers, youth group leaders, archaeological educators and anyone interested in our native woodlands.

The First Foresters booklet (PDF 4.7MB)

The First Foresters front cover

The authors wanted to step beyond the familiar stone circles of Scotland’s prehistory to explore the archaeology of our lost timber halls and timber circles. Using quotes spread throughout the text – different voices to emphasise key ideas – we drew on the work of leading archaeologists to describe a very different Neolithic – one not of stone but of wood.

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