This is a guide to the archaeology of the British Isles, from the Ice Age to the medieval period. Beginning with an introduction to the methods and techniques of modern archaeology, the author moves on to cover the archaeology of the British Isles, dealing with such questions as: when the British Isles were first inhabited; how the great Neolithic monuments were planned and built; and the impact of the Roman Conquest. The guide is completed by a detailed gazetteer of 468 sites that can be visited.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- 1 Vendetta -- 2 Out of Africa -- 3 Brave new world -- 4 Megaliths and moonshine -- 5 The roundheads -- 6 Men of iron -- 7 The Romans in Britain -- 8 Anglo-Saxon attitudes -- 9 Celtic twilight -- 10 1066 and all that. . . -- Gazetteer -- Further reading -- Index.
Mr Andrew R M Hayes