Routledge World Archaeology
Author: Timothy Darvill
Tim Darvill examins the development of human societies in Britain from the earliest times down to the
Roman Conquest, as revealed by available archaeological evidence. Special attention is given to six
themes which are traced through all phases of prehistory: subsistence, technology, ritual, trade, society
and population. Ideal for extramural course use, Prehistoric Britain is a book that can be read for pleasure
by anyone interested in the early history of the British Isles.
'This is the first book for a decade in which prehistoric Britain has been tackled by a single author with a
single vision. It is readable throughout and has excellent and wide-ranging illustrations. This is an
admirable guide for anyone who wishes to see the current state of prehistory in Britain.'
'Excellent and readable, and informed by a love of the land.'
'A lively up-to-date introduction.'
'With a wide-ranging bibliography and index, Darvill's book provides a pleasing introduction to the story of
'Tim Darvill has shown that there is always a place for a well-written account of the subject that makes
effective use of modern approaches.'
'...an attractive, appropriately priced and well-pitched volume...' -