Prehistoric Britain from the Air: A Study of Space, Time and Society

Prehistoric Britain from the Air: A Study of Space, Time and Society

by Timothy Darvill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521551323

ISBN-13: 9780521551328

Pub. Date: 07/04/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides a bird's eye look at the monumental achievements of Britain's earliest inhabitants. Arranged thematically, it illustrates and describes a wide selection of archaeological sites and landscapes dating from between 500,000 years ago and the Roman conquest. Timothy Darvill brings to life many of the familiar sites and monuments that prehistoric…  See more details below

Overview

This book provides a bird's eye look at the monumental achievements of Britain's earliest inhabitants. Arranged thematically, it illustrates and describes a wide selection of archaeological sites and landscapes dating from between 500,000 years ago and the Roman conquest. Timothy Darvill brings to life many of the familiar sites and monuments that prehistoric communities built, and exposes to view many thousands of sites that simply cannot be seen at ground level. Throughout the book, he makes a unique application of social archaeology to the field of aerial photography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521551328
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/04/1996
Series:
Cambridge Air Surveys Series
Pages:
305
Product dimensions:
8.94(w) x 11.02(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgements; Glossary; List of photographs; 1. Prehistory from the air; 2. Hunting, gathering and fishing communities; 3. Camps and gathering places; 4. Farmsteads and fields; 5. Villages and towns; 6. Forts and strongholds; 7. Frontiers, boundaries and trackways; 8. Tombs, burial grounds and cemeteries; 9. Ritual and ceremonial monuments; 10. Industrial sites; 11. Mounds, rings and hill-figures; 12. Continuity and change: prehistory and the landscape; Notes; Sources and references; Index.

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