Whilst I'm not an out in the fields archaeologist, I do have an innate fascination with the past, whether it is the weaponry or warfare or even the day to day survival of the ancestors. What is revealed in this title by Peter J Reynolds, is the ancient farming methods that have barely changed over the millennia. However rather than just basing the work on what can be dug up or discovered, Peter was a practical archaeologist, demonstrating through practical application what did and what didn't happen using the closest animals and crops to those from the correct period to back up his research as well as his actual findings.
This book is not only fascinating but a wonderful look into the past and it is perhaps due to the careful research and proof that modern day survivalists such as Ray Mears utilise the methodology to demonstrate the skills of the past that have died out throughout most of the modern world. All in this title is a fascinating read and for those who have a bond with the land such as modern farmers will be fascinated at how little some of the methods have changed or even just to help fill in some of the gaps from the past for the modern reader and could even allow modern authors to add a touch of authenticity to their fiction.