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Farmers in Prehistoric Britain (Tempus History & Archaeology) [Hardcover]

Francis Pryor
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1 Oct 1998 Tempus History & Archaeology
Francis Pryor maintains that early farming in Britain has been misunderstood because British archaeology is essentially an urban activity, studied by people who have lost contact with the countryside. In this book, he draws on his experience.'


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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: NPI Media Group; 1st ed edition (1 Oct 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752414038
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752414034
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,638,378 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr Francis Pryor has been excavating the Fens for 30 years and is best known for his discovery and excavation of the Bronze Age site at Flag Fen, near Peterborough. He is Archaeological Director of Fenland Archaeological Trus and author of Flag Gen: Life & Death of a Prehistoric Landscape. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Farmers in Prehistoric Britain 8 Mar 2004
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This book looks quite limited from the title but is actually a very good read. Francis is well known in the archaeology world and from his TV shows. In this book he explains, and I reiterate explains, the subject of farming in prehistory (before the Romans came) in a language that is very understandable as well as making a very good read indeed. The book is compelling, so much so that I had problems putting it down. Much archaeology has been written about and some of it is very high-brow and uses so much jargon that it is difficult to understand. No problems here. Plain English, clear thought and clear explanation. If only all archaeology books were like this!
Well done Francis.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Splendid 13 Jan 2008
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This is a splendid publication. All too often archaeological books such as this appear accessible but end up being too academic, not this one. Dr Pryor brings the whole subject of prehistoric farming to life. Especially sheep farming, a speciality of his. If you want to understand this period this tome is without doubt a good place to start.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Readable and authoritative 19 Mar 2013
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As a (hobby) prehistorian I am always interested in aspects of our past, and Francis Pryor is a favourite. He has original ideas, not always universally accepted but always backed by fact. He expresses these in easily readable style. I recommend this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well written and informative 26 Oct 2013
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As an Arch/Anth student, I am very satisfied with the format and content of this work. Fully descriptive and academically accurate, yet easy to read and digest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Study 26 Jan 2013
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Fascinating study of the subject by an author with first hand experience of the archaeology and modern practice of livestock farming.
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