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 discipline in recent years. Barry Cunliffe here incorporates new theoretical approaches, technological advances and a range of new sites and finds, ensuring that Iron Age Communities in Britain remains the definitive guide to the subject. Praise for earlier editions: 'This elegantly written and handsomely produced volume will once again become the standard reference work on the British Iron Age Studies.' This is an important and original book, dealing not simply with Iron Age archaeology, but with the very foundations of British society.' Colin Renfrew, Guardian This is an occasion for celebration...the book is readable, abundantly illustrated and has full bibliographic references. Its severest critic should give it a resounding welcome. Stanley Thomas, New Scientist 'Excellent - it shows a true historian's mastery of archaeological material.' Jaquetta Hawkes, Sunday Times
Barry Cunliffe is Professor of European Archaeology at Oxford University and a Trustee of the British Museum.