England: An Oxford Archaeological Guide to Sites from Earliest Times to AD 1600

England: An Oxford Archaeological Guide to Sites from Earliest Times to AD 1600


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England: An Oxford Archaeological Guide to Sites from Earliest Times to AD 1600 by Timothy Darvill, Paul Stamper, Jane Timby, Jane Timby

Traveling around England is in many senses a journey back in time. On all sides, and sometimes even under the road or footpath itself, there are fragments of the ancient past alongside the clutter of the modern world. Medieval villages, castles, ancient churches, and Roman villas are commonplace and take us back to the time of Christ. And far older, yet equally abundant, are the barrows, hillforts, stone circles, camps, standing stones, trackways, and other relics of prehistoric times.
Now, thanks to these three archaeologists—each a specialist in one of the three periods covered by the Guide: prehistoric, Roman, and medieval—readers have the chance to not only explore but to understand in context these fascinating sites and ruins. In addition to reporting on such well-known sites as Stonehenge and Hadrian's Wall, and cities such as London and York—which themselves offer a wealth of archaeological remains—the book also covers smaller, lesser-known sites throughout the country. An introductory section provides background to the monuments, and a reference section provides definitions, further reading, and information about museum collections. Finally, there are 200 photographs, plans, and maps that depict and describe these ancient remains in detail.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780192841018
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 07/28/2002
Series: Oxford Archaeological Guides Series
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.16(d)

About the Author

Timothy Darvill is Professor of Archaeology in the School of Conservation Sciences at Bournemouth University. He has served as Chairman of the Institute of Field Archaeologists and a Member of the Council of the National Trust.Jane Timby is a freelance archaeological consultant specializing in later prehistoric, Roman, and Saxon pottery. Paul Stamper is an Inspector of Ancient Monuments for English Heritage.

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