The Prehistory of Britain and Ireland

The Prehistory of Britain and Ireland

by Richard Bradley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521848113

ISBN-13: 9780521848114

Pub. Date: 09/01/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Sited at the furthest limits of the Neolithic revolution and standing at the confluence of the two great sea routes of prehistory, Britain and Ireland are distinct from continental Europe for much of the prehistoric sequence. In this landmark 2007 study - the first significant survey of the archaeology of Britain and Ireland for twenty years - Richard Bradley

Overview

Sited at the furthest limits of the Neolithic revolution and standing at the confluence of the two great sea routes of prehistory, Britain and Ireland are distinct from continental Europe for much of the prehistoric sequence. In this landmark 2007 study - the first significant survey of the archaeology of Britain and Ireland for twenty years - Richard Bradley offers an interpretation of the unique archaeological record of these islands based on a wealth of current and largely unpublished data. Bradley surveys the entire archaeological sequence over a 4,000 year period, from the adoption of agriculture in the Neolithic period to the discovery of Britain and Ireland by travellers from the Mediterranean during the later pre-Roman Iron Age. Significantly, this is the first modern account to treat Britain and Ireland on equal terms, offering a detailed interpretation of the prehistory of both islands.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521848114
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Series:
Cambridge World Archaeology Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The offshore islands; 2. A new beginning; 3. North and south; 4. Ploughshares into swords; 5. The end of prehistory.

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