This text is a comprehensive introduction to all the archaeological periods covering Britain from early prehistory to the industrial revolution. It provides a one-stop textbook for the entire archaeology of Britain and reflects the most recent developments in archaeology both as a field subject and as an academic discipline. The chapters are organized in chronological order; followed by two-level bibliographies, the first providing core reading material, the second a more detailed guide to the subject area; and illustrated with photographs, maps, graphs and tables. This collection is reading for undergraduates in archaeology, and all those interested in British archaeology, history and geography.
Table of Contents
1. British Archaeology since the End of the Second World War 2. The Lateglacial or Late and Final Upper Palaeolithic Colonization of Britain 3. Hunter-Gathers of the Mesolithic 4. The Neolithic Period, c. 4000--2500/2200 BC 5. The Earlier Bronze Age 6. The Later Bronze Age 7. The Iron Age 8. Roman Britain: The Military Dimension 9. Roman Britain: Civil and Rural Society 10 Early Historic Britain 11. The Scandinavian Presence 12. Landscapes of the Middle Ages: Towns 1050--1500 13. Landscapes of the Middle Ages: Churches, Castles and Monasteries 14. Landscapes of the Middles Ages: Rural Settlement and Manors 15. The Historical Geography of Britain from AD 1500: Landscape and Townscape 16. The Workshop of the World: The Industrial Revolution 17. Reeling in the Years: The Past in the Present
John Hunter is Professor of ancient history and archaeology at the University of Birmingham.Ian Ralston is Senior Lecturer in archaeology at the University of Edinburgh.