The Archaeology of Celtic Britain and Ireland: c.AD 400 - 1200

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Drawing on recent scientific advances, the book provides a new perspective on the economy, settlement, material culture, art, and technological achievements of the early medieval Celts, and re-examines their interaction with the Romans and Vikings. Including a full survey of artefacts and archaeological sites, from memorial stones to monasteries, this is essential reading for any student or scholar with an interest in Celtic archaeology, history, or culture.
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"Thirty-one years ago, the first edition of this survey of eight centuries of Celtic experience in the British Isles was a very fine book. Now, the second edition, a thorough rewrite fully aware of numerous new discoveries and changed interpretations, is even better... It is certainly the easiest place to begin to comprehend this fascinating era.... Libraries of all levels would do well to add this to their collection." –Choice

2007 Outstanding Academic Title - Choice Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521547406
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/31/2006
  • Pages: 420
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : who were the Celts? 1
1 The Celtic world 10
2 Settlements 31
3 Farming 64
4 Everyday objects and equipment 76
5 Industry and technology 107
6 Trade and communications 128
7 Clothes and jewellery 143
8 Art and ornament 169
9 The church 207
10 South-western Britain 235
11 Wales 249
12 Ireland and the Isle of Man 271
13 Southern Scotland and northern England 292
14 Northern Scotland 308
Epilogue : the end of Celtic Britain and Ireland 330
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