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

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Travelling 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 side by side with 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. Far older, yet equally abundant, are the barrows, hillforts, stone circles, camps, standing stones, trackways, and other relics of prehistoric times that have survived for several thousand years. This Guide is all about these ancient remains: the prehistoric, Roman, and medieval sites which date from the time between the first appearance of people in what we now call England during the last Ice Age and the end of medieval times around 1600 AD.show more

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  • Hardback | 450 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 35mm | 769g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • numerous maps, plans, line drawings and halftones
  • 0192853260
  • 9780192853264

About T. C. Darvill

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.show more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION; Archaeology in England; Prehistory; Romano-British Times; After the Empire; Visiting archaeological sites; How to use this guide; 1. Northumbria; 2. Lake District and the North West; 3. Yorkshire and the Humber Basin; 4. East Midlands; 5. The midlands Plain and Welsh Borders; 6. East Anglia; 7. The Chilterns and Northampton uplands; 8. Cotswolds and upper Thames Valley; 9. London; 10. The Weald and Downlands of South-East England; 11. Wessex and the West Country; 12. The South - West Peninsular; REFERENCE SECTION; Chronological Summary; Glossary of key terms, acronyms, and abbreviations; Suggestions for further reading; Museums and heritage interpretation centres; Useful addresses and internet sites; Sites listed by archaeological period; Sites listed by region; Alphabetical index of sites; General indexshow more