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Prehistoric Gloucestershire
     

Prehistoric Gloucestershire

by Timothy Darvill
 
From the camps and caves occupied by hunter-gatherer groups visiting the area during the last Ice Age, through the long barrows and camps of the first farmers, to the massive hillforts and enclosures built by Celtic chieftains in the centuries before the Roman Conquest, this book charts the story of Gloucestershires landscape and its inhabitants over a period spanning

Overview

From the camps and caves occupied by hunter-gatherer groups visiting the area during the last Ice Age, through the long barrows and camps of the first farmers, to the massive hillforts and enclosures built by Celtic chieftains in the centuries before the Roman Conquest, this book charts the story of Gloucestershires landscape and its inhabitants over a period spanning more than half a million years. Drawing on the results of excavations at familiar landmarks such as King Arthurs Cave, Belas Knap, Hetty Peglers Tump, and Uley Bury, the second edition is fully updated with the results of finds, excavations and research over the last two decades.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780862994600
Publisher:
Sutton Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/1993
Pages:
224

Meet the Author

Timothy Darvill is Professor of Archaeology at Bournemouth University, and a Fellow of theSociety of Antiquaries. He has held posts at Western Archaeological Trust, the Council for British Archaeology, the Committee for Archaeology in Gloucestershire, the Council of the National Trust, and the Institute of Field Archaeologists. He is currently chairman of the board of directors of Cotswold Archaeology and has directed excavations in the Cotswolds. He is the author of numerous books on archaeology. In the 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours he was appointed OBE.

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