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Prehistoric Britain (Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology) (Wiley Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology) [Hardcover]

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6 Jun 2008 1405125454 978-1405125451 1
Informed by the latest research and in–depth analysis, Prehistoric Britain provides students and scholars alike with a fascinating overview of the development of human societies in Britain from the Upper Paleolithic to the end of the Iron Age. Offers readers an incisive synthesis and much–needed overview of current research themes Includes essays from leading scholars and professionals who address the very latest trends in current research Explores the interpretive debates surrounding major transitions in British prehistory

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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (6 Jun 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405125454
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405125451
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 17.8 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,894,082 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Prehistoric Britain provides a compact and generally very readable summary of the state of thought within a broad segment of the British archaeological community in the first decade of the 21st century." ( Journal of Field Archaeology, 2009) "Excellent chapters ... .Needham′s consideration of the exchange of objects over nine millennia to 1000 BC, informed by perspectives drawn in particular from Godelier, is a tour–de–force mixing generalization and pertinent case studies." ( Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute , June 2009) "What a grand surprise! Here is an important study of prehistoric Britain written in clear English!" ( CHOICE , June 2009) " Prehistoric Britain offers an excellent outline of the major themes and approaches that will, no doubt, be the main theatres of debate over the next few years. ... A worthy addition to any bookshelf." ( Rosett a, May 2009) "This contains 14 excellent papers, mostly covering small–scale regional case studies from the early neolithic to the iron age. ... Goldhahn′s tale of barrows and the chapters on houses by Boriæ and Gerritsen are very readable." ( British Archaeology , March 2009) "This collection meets admirably the aims of the Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology series, which seeks to ′immerse readers in fundamental archaeological ideas and concepts ... thereby exposing [them] to some of the most exciting contemporary developments in the field.′ ... An excellent way of taking the pulse of recent British prehistory." ( Antiquity , March 2009)


"The book provides a useful introduction to some of the current themes in British prehistoric archaeology. It is well suited to an international audience with an interest in archaeological theory." Richard Bradley, Reading University "Wide–ranging, forward–thinking and thought–provoking, these essays will serve both as an excellent starting point for anyone interested in prehistoric Britain and as a stimulus to debate." Alasdair Whittle, Cardiff University

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4.0 out of 5 stars A Powerful Insight into Prehistoric Britain 14 Aug 2013
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Bought as a course book for Advanced Diploma in British Archaeology. Which book helps to attain.
This follows the current norm in Archaeology writing, using different contributors on a theme, consequently they are seperate themes that remain apart.
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5.0 out of 5 stars well written 18 Dec 2011
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Several different chapters on several different time periods and anthropological subjects of prehistory in Britain, from tombs,lithics,agriculture and foodways, all written by different people. I'm not a great reviewer, but I thought this book was well written and covered many aspects of prehistoric life and remains. Not too academic to be uninteresting to the layman, but academic enough to be more than just a casual read. I recommend it for anyone but the casual reader.
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