The Handbook of British Archaeology

The Handbook of British Archaeology

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By (author) Roy A. Adkins, By (author) Lesley Adkins, By (author) Victoria Leitch

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  • Publisher: Constable
  • Format: Paperback | 544 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 232mm x 42mm | 821g
  • Publication date: 25 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1845296060
  • ISBN 13: 9781845296063
  • Illustrations note: Line drawings throughout
  • Sales rank: 292,552

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For over 25 years "The Handbook of British Archaeology" has been the foremost guide to archaeological methods, artifacts and monuments, providing clear explanations of all specialist terms used by archaeologists. This completely revised and updated edition is packed with the latest information and now includes the most recent developments in archaeological science. Meticulously researched, every section has been extensively updated by a team of experts.There are chapters devoted to each of the archaeological periods found in Britain, as well as two chapters on techniques and the nature of archaeological remains. All the common artifacts, types of sites and current theories and methods are covered. The growing interest in post-medieval and industrial archeology is fully explored in a brand new section dealing with these crucial periods. Hundreds of new illustrations enable instant comparison and identification of objects and monuments - from Palaeolithic hand axes to post-medieval gravestones. Several maps pinpoint the key sites, and other features include an extensive bibliography and a detailed index. "The Handbook of British Archaeology" is the most comprehensive resource book available and is essential for anyone with an interest in the subject - from field archaeologists and academics to students, heritage professionals, Time Team followers and amateur enthusiasts.

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Roy and Lesley Adkins began their working career as field archaeologists at the new city of Milton Keynes in the mid-seventies. Their work then took them to south London before they set up an archaeological consultancy in the West Country. They first published The Handbook of British Archaeology as postgraduates in 1982 and have published many archaeology and history titles since. They are also the authors of bestselling general titles, the most recent of which are The War for All the Oceans, Trafalgar: The Biography of a Battle and Jack Tar: Life in Nelson's Navy. Victoria Leitch gained a degree in History at the University of London and then spent several years working as an illustrated-book editor. She subsequently returned to academia and completed an MPhil in Anglo-Saxon and Romano-British Archaeology at Oxford University, where she is now studying for a doctorate, specializing in Roman North African ceramics. She has taken part in many excavations and has studied the pottery on a number of important sites, including Benghazi and Jarma in Libya, Lamta in Tunisia, and Pompeii, Cuma and Metaponto in Italy.