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The Archaeology of Britain

An Introduction from Earliest Times to the Twenty-First Century

Edited by John Hunter, Ian Ralston

Routledge – 1999 – 352 pages

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  • Paperback:
    978-0-415-13588-7
    April 22nd 1999
    Out-of-print
  • Hardback:
    978-0-415-13587-0
    April 22nd 1999
    Out-of-print

Description

The Archaeology of Britain is a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to all the archaeological periods covering Britain from early prehistory to the industrial revolution. It provides a one-stop textbook for the entire archaeology of Britain and reflects the most recent developments in archaeology both as a field subject and as an academic discipline.

Chapters are:

  • accessibly written by experts in the relevant field
  • organized in chronological order
  • followed by two-level bibliographies, the first providing core reading material, the second a more detailed guide to the subject area
  • highly illustrated with photographs, maps, graphs and tables.

This collection is essential reading for undergraduates in archaeology, and all those interested in British archaeology, history and geography.

Reviews

'Anyone who has been intrigued by the subject … should enhance their knowledge with this book … the book is well illustrated and draws on a lot of varying information. All is neatly produced with key references at the end of each chapter.'History Teaching Review

'A definite good investment for libraries and an influential book which hopefully will shape the future of the subject.'History Teaching Review

'Handy for teachers and attractive for students.'Antiquity

'This is a book which any library catering for archaeology students will wish to have on the shelves.' – Reference Reviews

Contents

1. British Archaeology since the End of the Second World War 2. The Lateglacial or Late and Final Upper Palaeolithic Colonization of Britain 3. Hunter-Gathers of the Mesolithic 4. The Neolithic Period, c. 4000–2500/2200 BC 5. The Earlier Bronze Age 6. The Later Bronze Age 7. The Iron Age 8. Roman Britain: The Military Dimension 9. Roman Britain: Civil and Rural Society 10 Early Historic Britain 11. The Scandinavian Presence 12. Landscapes of the Middle Ages: Towns 1050–1500 13. Landscapes of the Middle Ages: Churches, Castles and Monasteries 14. Landscapes of the Middles Ages: Rural Settlement and Manors 15. The Historical Geography of Britain from AD 1500: Landscape and Townscape 16. The Workshop of the World: The Industrial Revolution 17. Reeling in the Years: The Past in the Present

Author Bio

John Hunter is Professor of ancient history and archaeology at the University of Birmingham.Ian Ralston is Senior Lecturer in archaeology at the University of Edinburgh.

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Description: Edited by John Hunter, Ian Ralston. The Archaeology of Britain is a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to all the archaeological periods covering Britain from early prehistory to the industrial revolution. It provides a one-stop textbook for the entire archaeology of Britain and...
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