£17.99
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Cadbury Castle: The Hillf... has been added to your Basket
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Cadbury Castle: The Hillfort and Landscapes Paperback – 14 Jul 2008


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, 14 Jul 2008
"Please retry"
£17.99
£9.97 £15.82
£17.99 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.


Product details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press; 1st Edition edition (14 July 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752447157
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752447155
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 1 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 724,483 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

About the Author

RICHARD TABOR was born and raised in a village below Cadbury Castle. He participated in the ground-breaking excavation of the hillfort in 1966-70 and in 1992 co-founded the South Cadbury Environs Project. He continues this work as a research fellow with the University of Bristol.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Milsom Corner on 8 Oct. 2008
This book is the first presentation for general readership, archaeology students and researchers of a programme of landscape survey from 1992 to 2007 around Cadbury Castle, an Iron Age and "Arthurian" hillfort in Somerset. Combining the survey's results with reassessments of the archive and three previously published books about famous excavations on the hillfort (Leslie Alcock: by south cadbury that is camelot, 1995; Cadbury Castle, Somerset: The Early Medieval Archaeology (University of Wales - Pocket Guide), 1995; John Barrett, Philip Freeman and Ann Woodward: Cadbury Castle, Somerset: The Late Prehistoric and Early Historic Archaeology (English Heritage Archaeological Report), 2000) Tabor has called into question many received opinions about hillforts and survey methodology.

The book successfully presents a broad sweep of the landscape's prehistory, whilst necessarily treating some issues in depth where the results have been add odds with previous work at Maiden Castle, Dorset and Barry Cunliffe's exceptional study of Danebury, Hampshire.

The author is fortunate to have made some exceptional discoveries. A Bronze Age shield was the first to be found during an archaeological excavation in north west Europe, whilst a roundhouse and its enclosure are the most complete surviving elements of a Bronze Age metalworking system identified in Britain.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Chris Hooper on 20 Oct. 2008
A skill-full combination of informed broad scale landscape analysis, with occasionally controversial, but strongly argued and well evidenced new theories regarding changing patterns of settlement, trade and land use around this significant central place within the prehistoric Somerset landscape.

Tabor successfully uses his own obviously quite extensive fieldwork experience to question a variety of the more established research and sampling methodologies currently employed in interpreting landscapes and thereby reveals the fascinating pattern of development around Cadbury Castle in a most engaging way.

Will certainly be of interest to both amateur and professional landscape archaeologists. Recommended.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By L Billington on 11 Jan. 2009
Essential and inspiring reading for prehistorians and landscape archaeologists of all persuasions this new volume summarises the work of the South Cadbury Environs Project over the past fifteen years. This book details some of the nationally important discoveries the project has made, set into a detailed narrative of the changing fortunes of the landscape surrounding Cadbury Castle over some five millennia. Important above all for its innovative survey methodology, it clearly demonstrates the contribution a skilled, motivated and well led `amateur' work force can make to important research questions; too easily seen as the preserve of the large commercial units and academic departments. Highly recommended
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback