Somerset is one of Britain's most historic counties, with traces of human occupation stretching back over millennia. This new, popular account of the archaeological evidence of Somerset from the earliest times to the Cold War is written by a team of top experts in their fields. The book deals in broad themes, illuminated by the latest discoveries, and covers all periods from the Palaeolithic to the modern. Profusely illustrated in colour and black and white, it includes specially commissioned reconstruction drawings by Victor Ambrus, a list of places to visit for each period, further reading and sources of more detailed information.
The editor, Chris Webster, is joined by a team of contributors including Robert Croft, David Dawson and Brian Murless. The foreword is by Time Team's Professor Mick Aston.