Professor Ian Ralston


Ian Ralston

A2 RESEARCH REPORTS & ARTICLES Page One (1999 - present)
A2 RESEARCH REPORTS & ARTICLES Page Two (1990 - 1998)
A2 RESEARCH REPORTS & ARTICLES Page Three (1975 - 1989)


2010: Review of:  Sharples, N.  Social relations in later prehistory: Wessex in the first millennium BC. xiv+380 pages, 86 illustrations, 5 tables. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2010). Antiquity 84, 1208-1209.

2010: Review of: Harding, D. W. The Iron Age round-house: later prehistoric building in Britain and beyond. xii+346 pages, 66 illustrations. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2009). Antiquity 84, 901-902.

2010: ‘In search of druids’ = Review of: Aldhouse-Green, M. Caesar’s Druids New Haven: Yale U P. BBC History Magazine 11.8 (August), 76.

2009: Review of:  Jones, A. (ed.). Prehistoric Europe: theory and practice (Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology 12). xvi+378 pages, 93 illustrations, 2 tables. 2008. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. Antiquity 83, 864-5.

2009: Review of Pollard, J. Prehistoric Britain. Oxford: Blackwell 2007 xiv+367pp. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute NS 15, 415-6.

2008: Review of: Henderson, J. The Atlantic Iron Age: settlement and identity in the first millennium BC. Abingdon: Routledge 2007 xiv + 370 pp. Antiquity 82, 806-7.

2008: Review of eds Brophy, K. & Cowley, D 2005 From the air: understanding aerial archaeology. Stroud, Gloucestershire: Tempus ‘Revealing history’ series. 190pp, 82 illus, index. Scottish Archaeological Journal 28.2, 2006 (2008), 159-160..

2007: Review of Wickham-Jones, Caroline 2006 Between the wind and the water: World Heritage Orkney. Macclesfield, Cheshire: Windgather Press. Archaeological Journal 163, (2006), 270.

2005: Review of:Alcock, L.. Kings and Warriors, Craftsmen and Priests in northern Britain AD 550-850. (= Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Monograph 24). Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 2003. Medieval Archaeology 49, 479-80.

2005: ‘Yawning gaps’, Review of Moffat, A. 2005 Before Scotland. London: Thames & Hudson. British archaeology 83, July-Aug 2005, 46-8.

2003: Review of: Ballin-Smith, B & Banks, I. 2002 In the shadow of the brochs: the Iron Age in Scotland. Stroud: Gloucestershire: Tempus Antiquity 77, 635-6.

2002: Review of Reddé, M. et von Schnurbein, S. (dir.) 2001 Alésia: fouilles et recherches franco-allemandes sur les travaux militaires romaines autour du Mont-Auxois (1991-1997) Paris: de Boccard, 2 vols + CD-Rom. Revue des Etudes anciennes 104, 621-2.

2000: Review of: Turner, V. Ancient Shetland. (London: B. T. Batsford / Historic Scotland. 1998). Scottish Historical Review 79, 107-8.

1999: Review of: Ritchie, Graham ed., The Archaeology of Argyll Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 1997. Scottish Archaeological News, 31, 12.

1999: Comment on Parker Pearson, M., ‘Food, sex and death: cosmologies in the British Iron Age with particular reference to East Yorkshire’, Cambridge Archaeological Journal 9, 65-66.

1999: Review of Kristiansen, K. Europe before history. Cambridge University Press: 1998. British Archaeology 41, 17.

1998: Review of Raftery, B. with Megaw, V. and Rigby, Val eds Sites and Sights of the Iron Age: essays on fieldwork and museum research presented to Ian Mathieson Stead. Oxford: Oxbow Monograph 56, 1995, viii + 180pp.  Britannia 29, 1998, 490-1.

1998: Review of Pollard, T. and Morrison, A. eds  The Early Prehistory of Scotland. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press for University of Glasgow = Dalrymple Monograph 3, 1996. Antiquaries Journal, 78, 480-1.

1998: Review of Menez, Y. Une ferme d’Armorique gauloise: Le Boisanne à Plouër-sur-Rance (Côtes d’Armor) = Document d’Archéologie française 58, 1996. Antiquaries Journal, 78, 486-7.

1997: Review of Wells, P. S. et mult al., Settlement, Economy and Cultural Change at the End of the European Iron Age: Excavations at Kelheim in Bavaria, 1987 - 1991. {Ann Arbor, Michigan: International Monographs in Prehistory = Archaeological Series, 6. 1993}. Journal of Field Archaeology (Boston, USA), 24, 501-505.

1997: Review of Cunliffe, Barry, Iron Age Britain, London: Batsford/English Heritage. Scottish Archaeological News, 25, 10 –11.

1997: Review of: Emery, Norman Excavations on Hirta 1986 -90. Edinburgh: HMSO for the National Trust for Scotland (= The Archaeology and Ethnology of St Kilda, 1). Northern Scotland, 17, 175-176.

1996: Review of: Gosden, C., Social Being and Time (Oxford: Blackwell) in History , 81, no. 261, 73-74.

1996: Review of: ed. Bianchini, Marie-Claude, Vercingétorix et Alésia. (Paris, Editions de la Réunion des musées nationaux, 1994) in Britannia, 27, 472-473.

1995: Review of: eds Fitzpatrick, A. P. and Morris, Elaine L.  1994 The Iron Age in Wessex: Recent Work (Salisbury: Trust for Wessex Archaeology for Assoc Franç Et Age Fer) in Proc Prehist Soc, 61, 469 - 470.

1994: Review of: ed. Trinder, B., The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Industrial Archaeology in History / Journ Histor Assoc, 79, no 255, 93.

1993: Review of: Cunliffe, B. and Poole, Cynthia 1991 Danebury: an Iron Age Hillfort in Hampshire Vol 4 The Excavations 1977-88: The Site; Vol 5 The Excavations 1979-88: The Finds = Counc Brit Archaeol Res Rep, 73; Sharples N. M. 1991 Maiden Castle {English Heritage / Batsford}; Sharples, N. M. 1991 Maiden Castle: Excavation and Field Survey 1985-6, {English Heritage} in Britannia, 24, 330 - 331.

1990: ‘Iron Age settlement in temperate Europe’ = Review of Büchsenschütz, O. E., L'évolution du canton de Levroux; Vaginay, M. and Guichard, V., L'habitat gaulois de Feurs, Loire; and Audouze, Françoise and Büchsenschütz, O. E. Villes, villages et campagnes de l'Europe celtique in Antiquity, 64, 161 - 162.

1989: Review of: Cunliffe, B. W. Greeks, Romans and Barbarians, in Scottish Archaeological Review, 6, 128 - 133.

1987: Review of: Moffat, B. et al. The First Report on Researches into the Medieval Hospital at Soutra, Lothian Region, in Scottish Geographical Magazine, 103, 118.

1987: Review of: Hedges, J. Tomb of the Eagles: a Window on Stone Age Tribal Britain, in Scottish Geographical Magazine, 103, 117-118.

1986: Review of: Wuillaume, Martine,  Le Berry à l'Age du Fer Ha C - La Tène II précedé du Catalogue des Collections de l'Age du Fer du Musée de Bourges = Brit Archaeol Rep Internat Ser, 247, in Proc Prehist Soc, 52, 371.

1986: Review of: Büchsenschütz, O. E., Structures d'Habitats et Fortifications de l'Age du Fer en France Septentrionale = Mem Soc préhist fr, 18, in Antiquity, 60, 65-66.

1986: Review of: Renfrew, C. ed., The Prehistory of Orkney in Journal of Historical Geography, 11, 319-320.                   

1985: Review of: Collis, J. R., Oppida, earliest towns north of the Alps in Proc Prehist Soc, 51, 239-240.

1981: Review of: Ritchie, J. N. G. and Ritchie, Anna,  Scotland: archaeology and early history in  Popular Archaeology, 2, pt 11, 44-45.

1978: Review of: Hawkes, C. F. C. Pytheas: Europe and the Greek explorers = VIII JNL Myres Memorial Lecture in Antiquity, 52, 252.

1974: Review of: Ritchie, J. N. G. and Ritchie, Anna, Edinburgh and South-East Scotland in Trans E Loth Antiq Fld Nat Soc, 14, 71-77.