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Britain B.C. : life in Britain and Ireland before the Romans

By: Pryor, Francis

000712693X / 9780007126934
Paperback
936.1'01
06/09/2004
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England
20 cm xxix, 488 p. : ill. (some col.)
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Reprint. Originally published: London: HarperCollins, 2003.
An authoritative and radical rethinking of the whole of British history before the coming of the Romans, based on remarkable new archaeological finds. * By the author of SEAHENGE: NEW DISCOVERIES IN PREHISTORIC BRITAIN, whcih attracted praise across the board. * Francis Pryor's two-part television series on BRITAIN BC was screened in February 2003 (see reviews below). * Illuminating PS section with an exclusive essay by Guardian writer Josh Lacey.

An authoritative and radical rethinking of the whole of British history before the coming of the Romans, based on remarkable new archaeological finds.

So many extraordinary archaeological discoveries (many of them involving the author) have been made in the last thirty years that our whole understanding of British prehistory needs to be updated.

So far only the specialists have twigged on to these developments; now, for the first time, Francis Pryor broadcasts them to a much wider, general audience.

Aided by aerial photography, coastal erosion (which has helped expose such coastal sites as Seahenge) and new planning legislation which requires developers to excavate the land they build on, archaeologists have unearthed a far more sophisticated life among the Ancient Britons than has been previously supposed.

Far from being the barbarians of Roman propaganda, we Brits had our own religion, laws, crafts, arts, trade, farms, priesthood and royalty, the stories of which Francis Pryor tells with passion, wit and intelligence.

BIC:

1DB British Isles, HBJD European history, HBLA Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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