Britain BC

Britain BC: Life in Britain and Ireland Before the Romans

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, British History, Early Britain
Paperback Published on: 06/09/2004
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An authoritative and radical rethinking of the history of Ancient Britain and Ancient Ireland, based on remarkable new archaeological finds.British history is traditionally regarded as having started with the Roman Conquest. But this is to ignore half a million years of prehistory that still exert a profound influence. Here Francis Pryor examines the great ceremonial landscapes of Ancient Britain and Ireland – Stonehenge, Seahenge, Avebury and the Bend of the Boyne – as well as the discarded artefacts of day-to-day life, to create an astonishing portrait of our ancestors.This major re-revaluation of pre-Roman Britain, made possible in part by aerial photography and coastal erosion, reveals a much more sophisticated life in Ancient Britain and Ireland than has previously been supposed.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780007126934
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Weight: 390g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 36 mm

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Britain BC
Lucid and very interesting
Francis Pryor's book is probably the best book on the subject of Britain's human prehistory I have read, starting with the earliest appearance of humans, g... READ MORE
Robert Glover
Britain BC
francis pryor is my favourite person on time team and this book just makes me like him even more. it is my first time reading a francis pryor book and i am... READ MORE
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