Prehistoric Adventures: Burial Places

Prehistoric Adventures: Burial Places : Discover Stone, Bronze and Iron Age Britain

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Get ready for a prehistoric adventure! We discover ghostly Maes Howe, an enormous 5,000-year-old tomb covered in Viking graffiti. Britain is jam-packed with these mystical, silent burial places, and exploring them can tell us about the culture, society and beliefs of our earliest ancestors. It's time to get out your magnifying glass and examine the real artefacts that archaeologists have uncovered, from the giant capstones of megalithic tombs to the treasure of an ancient chieftain!

Prehistoric burial places lie silent across the British countryside. Long and round barrows, megalithic tombs and passage graves all provide important evidence of the daily life and burial practices of Stone, Bronze and Iron age communities. It's time to take a closer look at these ancient landmarks to find out why they were built, how they were used and who they were used by.

Learn about Maes Howe, West Kennet Long Barrow, Bush Barrow, Pentre Ifan, Lanyon Quoit and many more incredible sites of ancient burials, including the chariot queen, that can be found across Britain and give evidence of the lives of prehistoric people.

There are four titles in the Prehistoric Adventures series, looking at stone circles, ancient settlements, burial places and hill forts.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 201 x 265 x 4mm | 152g
  • Wayland
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1526303612
  • 9781526303615
  • 1,289,695

Table of contents

1: Stone, Bronze and Iron
1: What is Prehistory?
1: Britain's Prehistoric Tombs
1: Tombs for the Dead
1: The First Barrow Builders
1: West Kennet Long Barrow
1: How were Long Barrows Used?
1: Megalithic Tombs
1: Maes Howe
1: Bronze Age Round Barrows
1: Bush Barrow
1: Goods for the Afterlife
1: The Last Barrow Builders
1: Iron Age Chariot Queen
1: The Mystery of Silbury Hill
1: Facts and Figures
1: Glossary and Further Information
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About John Malam

John Malam studied Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Birmingham, after which he worked as an archaeologist at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum in Shropshire. He is now an author specialising in information books for children and is a National Literacy Trust Reading Champion. He lives in Cheshire with his wife, a teacher, and has two grown-up children.
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