Archeology

Arthur Bulleid
The Lake Villages of Somerset
Glastonbury Antiquarian Society; ; Pages:
ISBN:
Is the classic text on the Glastonbury Lake villages containing details on their way of life and posessions.
Audouze, Françoise and Büchsenschütz, Olicier
 
Towns, Villages and Countryside of Celtic Europe
Indiana Univ Press; 1992; Pages: 256
US$50
ISBN: 0-253-31082-2
In setting out the landmarks in the history of settlement in Celtic Europe, this book shows that the two millennia before the Roman conquest was a time of great technological, social and economic progress. It was a period that saw the development of timber architecture, the growth of rural crafts, the establishment of stratified societies and the evolution of true urban centres. This is in contrast to the commonly accepted picture inherited from the Roman authors who often portrayed the Celts as barbarians. Francoise Audouze and Olivier Buchsenschutz, themselves archaeologists, use primary archaeological information to explain the complex processes involved in the transformation of Europe's rural landscapes. They bring together specific examples and illustrations from many different countries and present the various debates on how the accumulated wealth of archaeological evidence is currently being interpreted. The result is an overview of the whole of Celtic Europe at a period of rapid advancement that produced a remarkable level of cultural unity in a vast region extending from the Danube to the Atlantic coasts. This book provides a useful synthesis of many aspects of later European prehistory and makes an important contribution to the study of the settlement structures and social organization of the Celts
 
Barry Cunliffe
Danebury - Anatomy of an Iron Age Hillfort
Batsford; ; Pages:
ISBN: 0-7134-0999-l
 
Bord, Janet and Colin
Atlas of Magical Britian
Chartwell Books; 1990; Pages: 192
ISBN: 155521-945-4
The publisher is out of stock. If you would like to purchase this title, we recommend that you occasionally check this page to see if it's been reprinted
 
Brothwell, Don
The Bog Man and the Archaeology of People
Harvard Univ Pr; October 1987; Pages:
19.57
ISBN: 071372563X
 
Clarke, Dan
A Guide to Britain's Pagan Hertiage
Robert Hale; 1995; Pages: 224
£10
ISBN: 0-7090-5405-X
This title is out of print.
 
Dames, Michael
The Avebury Cycle
Thames & Hudson; 1996; Pages:
$13.56
ISBN: 0500278865
 
Hawkins, Gerald S.
Stonehenge Decoded
Barnes & Noble; 1993; Pages: 210
ISBN: 0-88029-147-8
This title is out of print.
 
I.M. Stead
Iron Age Cemeteries in East Yorkshire
British Museum Press; ; Pages:
ISBN: 1-85074-3517
 
I.M. Stead
The Arras Culture
Echo Press; ; Pages:
ISBN:
 
James Dyer
Hillforts of England and Wales
Shire; ; Pages:
ISBN: 0-7478-0180-0
 
Raftery, Barry
Pagan Celtic Ireland : The Enigma of the Irish Iron Age
Thames & Hudson; 1994; Pages: 240
$29.97
ISBN: 0500050724
1. Introduction 2. From Bronzesmith to Blacksmith 3. Hillforts 4. King and Tribe 5. The Road to God Knows Where 6. The Invisible People 7. Technology and Art 8. Cult, Ritual and Death 9. Beyond the Empire 10. Celts, Culture and Colonization Appendix: Radiocarbon Dates Used in the Text
 
Raftery, Barry et al (eds)
Sites and Sights of the Iron Age
David Brown; 1996; Pages:
$48.00
ISBN: 1900188007
Oxbow Monographs in Archaeology , No 56; dedicated to Ian Stead
 
Renfrew, Colin
Archaeology and Language : The Puzzle of Indo-European Origins
CUP; 1990; Pages:
$22.95
ISBN: 0521386756
A Reader from the Netherlands: Since the mid-nineteenth century it has been recognised that most languages can be grouped together with others based on their common roots. One of these groups is that of the indo-european languages (which include the germanic, romance, celtic, slavic, baltic, greek and indo-iranian languages). At one time the area in which these related languages were spoken stretched from the Atlantic to the Far East and from Scandinavia to the Indian sub-continent. Most archaeologists and linguists have suggested: a) that the origin of the indo-european languages lies within the relatively recent past, most probably within the steppes of southern Russia; and b) that the subsequent expansion of the language group was the effect of waves of invading groups stemming from that area. In this challenging and fascinating book, Professor Renfrew suggests that the time-depth of the spread and development of these languages coincided with the spread of agriculture from its middle eastern (e.g. in this case anatolian) origins. He also presents models for the spread of these languages which are intuitively satifying in that they do not require great hordes of people wandering around europe for no particular reason. If you are interested in the origins of the indo-european languages (including english, of course) this is a great place to start.
 
Ross, Anne and Robins, Don
The Life and Death of a Druid Prince
Summit Books; 1989; Pages: 176
US$19.95
ISBN: 0-671-69536-3
 
Stead, Ian M et al (eds)
Lindow Man : The Body in the Bog
Cornell U Pr; 1986; Pages:
$32.50
ISBN: 0801419980
 
Herity, Michael & Eogan, George
Ireland in Prehistory
Routledge; 1997; Pages: 302
$22.95
ISBN: 0-415-04889-3
1. The Background, Geographical and Historical 2. Stone Age Beginnings: Hunter-Fishers and First Farmers 3. The Boyne Culture: Passage Grave Builders in Ireland and Britain 4. Late Neolithic: Single Burials, New Technology and First Central European Contacts 5. Beaker Peoples and the Beginnings of a New Society 6. Food Vessel People: Consolidation of the Single Grave Culture 7. Urn People: Further Arrivals and New Developments 8. Industrial Changes Late Second-Early First Millennia 9. Final Bronze Age Society 10. Later Prehistoric Events: The Iron Age and the Celts 11. Retrospect
 
Hinds, Katherine
The Celts of Northern Europe (Cultures of the Past)
Marshall Cavendish Corp; Feb 1996; Pages:
$28.50
ISBN: 0761400923
 
Ross, Anne
Pagan Celtic Britain
Academy Chicago Pr; 1996; Pages:
$17.95
ISBN: 0094723303
Philosophy and Religion Editor's Recommended Book, 01/16/97: For a people that at one time dominated much of Europe, very little is known of the Celts and their religion, yet many flimsy theories and fanciful relationships have grown up over the years based on the scant evidence available. In a scholarly and systematic study, Anne Ross draws on all of the available evidence -- archaeological sites in Europe and the British Isles, ancient Greek and Roman writers and early British vernacular literature -- to separate the grain of what we know from the chaff of accreted misinformation and loose interpretation.
 
Mallory, JP
In Search of the Indo-Europeans : Language, Archaeology, and Myth
Thames & Hudson; 1991; Pages:
$19.95
ISBN: 0500276161
A READER: Mallory's work uncovers and states clearly all that is currently known about the Indo-European languages that include English. Using every manner of research from Archaeology to Religion, Mallory sets out to explain the common links and evolution of the Germanic (including English), Celtic, Latin, Slavonic, Illyrian, Albanian, Greek, Armenian, Tocharian, Anatolian, Illyrian, Iranian, Dardic, and Indo-Aryan branches of this vast family of languages. The importance of this work concerns more than half of mankind. Mallory pieces together the still not fully understood puzzle of the early origins of our mysterious Indo-European forebears and has reached the pinacle of his field thus far.
 
Snyder, Christopher
An Age of Tyrants : Britain and the Britons, A.D. 400-600
Penn State Univ Pr; 1998; Pages:
$65.00
ISBN: 0271017422
 
Merrifield, Ralph
Archaeology of Ritual and Magic
New Amsterdam; 1989; Pages: 224
$12.76
ISBN: 0941533263
Booknews, Inc. , 06/01/89: The author demonstrates that all through the fundamental changes of religious belief, from primitive animism to scientific rationalism, the same kinds of simple ritual have survived into our own times because they give comfort and a sense of security.
 
Stone, Merlin
When God Was a Woman
Harcourt Brace; 1978; Pages: 265
$9.60
ISBN: 015696158X
Here, archaeologically documented is the story of the religion of the Goddess. Known by many names, she reigned supreme in the Near and Middle East. How did the change in women's roles come about? By documenting the wholesale rewriting of myth and religious dogmans, Stone details an ancient conspiracy that laid the foundation for one of culture's greatest shams--the legend of Adam and fallen Eve.