Here, Francis Pryor explores the first 9,000 years of life in Britain, from the retreat of the glaciers to the Romans' departure. Tracing the settlement of domestic communities, he shows how archaeology enables us to reconstruct the evolution of habits, traditions and customs. But this, too, is Francis Pryor's own story: of his passion for unearthing the past, from Yorkshire to the west country, Lincolnshire to Wales, digging in freezing winters, arid summers, mud and hurricanes, through frustrated journeys and euphoric discoveries. Evocative and intimate, Home shows how, in going about their daily existence, our prehistoric ancestors created the institution that remains at the heart of the way we live now: the family.
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About the Author
Former president of the Council for British Archaeology, Francis Pryor has excavated sites as diverse as Bronze Age farms, field systems and entire Iron Age villages. His previous books include Britain BC and Britain AD.