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    DescriptionThis book provides a bird's-eye look at the monumental achievements of Britain's earliest inhabitants. Britain had been occupied by prehistoric communities for over half a million years before the Roman Conquest. During this time many changes were wrought in the landscape, some of them so indelibly scored that they are still visible today. The unique bird's-eye perspective offered by the aerial camera brings to life many of the familiar sites and monuments that prehistoric communities built, and exposes to view many thousands of sites that simply cannot be seen at ground level because they have become buried or levelled by centuries of ploughing and cultivation. In this book, Timothy Darvill introduces the ways in which aerial photographs reveal traces of the prehistoric past, illustrating and describing a wide selection of archaeological sites and landscapes, and, for the first time, applying social archaeology to the field of aerial photography.


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    Title
    Prehistoric Britain from the Air
    Subtitle
    A Study of Space, Time and Society
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Timothy Darvill
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 305
    Width: 227 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 1,384 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521551328
    ISBN 10: 0521551323
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3B
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A17600000, A17520000
    DC22: 936.1
    DC20: 936.100222
    LC classification: GN805 .D26 1996
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NKD
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    146 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    04 July 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    'Timothy Darvill demonstrates the value of aerial photography in social archaeology throughout, and the candid style of the text thoroughly complements the visual impact of the images ... anyone with an interest in the prehistory of Britain will marvel at this wonderful collection of photographs and ideas.' 3rd Stone
    Table of contents
    Preface and acknowledgements; Glossary; List of photographs; 1. Prehistory from the air; 2. Hunting, gathering and fishing communities; 3. Camps and gathering places; 4. Farmsteads and fields; 5. Villages and towns; 6. Forts and strongholds; 7. Frontiers, boundaries and trackways; 8. Tombs, burial grounds and cemeteries; 9. Ritual and ceremonial monuments; 10. Industrial sites; 11. Mounds, rings and hill-figures; 12. Continuity and change: prehistory and the landscape; Notes; Sources and references; Index.