How and where did Britain's prehistoric ancestors live during the 8000 years between the end of the Ice Age and the arrival of the Romans in AD43? In tracing the variety and development of British settlements from the hunter-gatherers of the Mesolithic to the tribes of the Iron Ages, the author takes a fresh look at all the key sites. Part of the "English Heritage" series in which leading archaeologists and historians bring the past to life by interpreting the greatest historic monuments in which Britain is so rich, this book concentrates on two central points - the close relationship between the individual settlement site and the wider landscape; and the ways in which archaeologists discover, interpret - and constantly reinterpret - prehistoric settlements. It includes information on the "causewayed camps" of the Neolithic, the recently rediscovered Dartmoor "reaves" and the hillforts and farmsteads of the Iron Age. Illustrated with plans, photographs (including high-quality aerial shots) and imaginative reconstructions, the book incorporates the most up-to-date archaeological research and lists the sites that are particularly worth visiting.