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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 39 new and published books in the subject of British Archaeology — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The Coming of Rome (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Wacher

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The Coming of Rome, first published in 1979, examines some basic features of Roman Britain: the cities, the towns, and the monuments of an urban culture. J.S. Wacher considers the evidence, mainly from inscriptions, of the people who inhabited or visited Britain during approximately the first two...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Imagining the Pagan Past

    Gods and Goddesses in Literature and History since the Dark Ages

    By Marion Gibson

    Imagining the Pagan Past explores stories of Britain’s pagan history. These tales have been characterised by gods and fairies, folklore and magic. They have had an uncomfortable relationship with the scholarly world; often being seen as historically dubious, self-indulgent romance and, worse,...

    Published January 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Mysticism, Myth and Celtic Identity

    Edited by Marion Gibson, Shelley Trower, Garry Tregidga

    Mysticism, Myth and Celtic Identity explores how the mythical and mystical past informs national imaginations. Building on notions of invented tradition and myths of the nation, it looks at the power of narrative and fiction to shape identity, with particular reference to the British and Celtic...

    Published November 18th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The British Palaeolithic

    Human Societies at the Edge of the Pleistocene World

    By Paul Pettitt, Mark White

    The British Palaeolithic provides the first academic synthesis of the entire British Palaeolithic, from the earliest occupation (currently understood to be around 980,000 years ago) to the end of the Ice Age. Landscape and ecology form the canvas for an explicitly interpretative approach aimed at...

    Published January 16th 2012 by Routledge

  5. A History of Settlement in Ireland

    Edited by Terry Barry

    A History of Settlement in Ireland provides a stimulating and thought-provoking overview of the settlement history of Ireland from prehistory to the present day. Particular attention is paid to the issues of settlement change and distribution within the contexts of:* environment* demography*...

    Published December 1st 2011 by Routledge

  6. The Landscape of Industry

    Patterns of Change in the Ironbridge Gorge

    By Judith Alfrey, Catherine Clark

    The Landscape of Industry is an integrated study which establishes a method for the analysis of complex industrial landscapes. Based on a study of the Ironbridge Gorge, the authors consider a range of material evidence, combining archaeological appraisal of the landscape with analysis of its...

    Published November 10th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Archaeologies of the British

    Explorations of Identity in the United Kingdom and Its Colonies 1600-1945

    Edited by Susan Lawrence

    Series: One World Archaeology

    Beginning with the early English colonisation of Ireland and Virginia, the international range of contributors in Archaeology of the British examine the interplay of objects and identity in Scotland and Wales, regional England, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Cyprus, and Sri Lanka. Informed by...

    Published June 28th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Prehistoric Britain

    2nd Edition

    By Timothy Darvill

    Series: Routledge World Archaeology

    Britain has been inhabited by humans for over half a million years, during which time there were a great many changes in lifestyles and in the surrounding landscape. This book, now in its second edition, examines the development of human societies in Britain from earliest times to the Roman...

    Published June 8th 2010 by Routledge

  9. The Archaeology of Britain

    An Introduction from Earliest Times to the Twenty-First Century, 2nd Edition

    Edited by John Hunter, Ian Ralston

    The Archaeology of Britain is the only concise and up-to-date introduction to the archaeological record of Britain from the reoccupation of the landmass by Homo sapiens during the later stages of the most recent Ice Age until last century. This fully revised second edition extends its coverage,...

    Published December 6th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Iron Age Communities in Britain

    An account of England, Scotland and Wales from the Seventh Century BC until the Roman Conquest, 4th Edition

    By Barry Cunliffe

    Since its first publication in 1971, Barry Cunliffe's monumental survey has established itself as a classic of British archaeology. This fully revised fourth edition maintains the qualities of the earlier editions, whilst taking into account the significant developments that have moulded the...

    Published August 20th 2009 by Routledge