An extremely well-preserved example of an Iron Age hillfort, Danebury is typical of many in Wessex but made exceptional by being the most thoroughly excavated and explored hillfort in the whole of Europe. Barry Cunliffe recreates the hillfort's past using maps, plans, reconstructions and photographs, giving us unique insight into the great historical monument, the surrounding landscape and farms and the lives of Danebury's Iron Age inhabitants. This clearly written and well-illustrated book is a must for all those interested in historical monuments and life and death rituals.
Sir Barry Cunliffe, CBE is one of Britain's most eminent archaeologists and an assiduous excavator in many regions of Europe. Author of Roman Bath Discovered, Europe Between the Oceans: 9000 BC - AD 1000 and Iron Age Communitis in Britain, he is Emeritus Professor of European Archaeology at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of the British Academy