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book doesn t really seem to know its purpose or audience It s very focused on describing stones doesn t really seem to know its purpose or audience It s very focused on describing stones bones with only a limited narrative about them So rather than any real focus on xplaining how prehistoric peoples and their societies developed in Britain we re instead provided with Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: Classic Papers with Commentaries endless details aboutxcavated sitesWhich in itself means that this could prove to be a useful reference book xcept for the fact that it s completely lacking in academic footnotes and references The. Ring the regional variations found in Britain In this way the wealth of vidence that can be seen in the countryside and in our museums is placed firmly in its proper context It concludes with a review of the ffects of prehistoric communities on life todayWith over 120 illustrations this is a uniue review of Britain's ancient past as revealed by modern archaeology The revisions and updates to Prehistoric Britain nsure that this will continue to be the most comprehensive and authoritative
"Account Of British Prehistory For "of British prehistory for students and interested readers studying the subject. I m not ntirely sure
Who The Audience Forthe intended for book is It is written as narrative rather than complex critical analysis which would seem to indicate that it is aimed at beginners and a general and beginner audience Indeed the first couple of chapters do the typical thing of xplaining the methods and techniues archaeologists use and how we know what we know about prehistory But the rest of the text whilst narrative goes in depth into the technical details of sites and artefacts and makes for a very dry read som. Britain has been inhabited by humans for over half a million years during which time there were a great many changes in lifestyles and in the surrounding landscape This book now in its second One Ticket To Texas editionxamines the development of human societies in Britain from Helpmate earliest times to the Roman conuest of AD 43 as revealed by archaeologicalvidence Special attention is given to six themes which are traced through prehistory subsistence technology ritual trade society and populationPrehistoric Britain begins by introducing the background to prehistoric studies in Britain presenting it in. ,
Ething I m used to as an academic but which newcomers to the subject might have trouble with in keeping their attention focused I myself would probably use this as a reference book in future looking up ras or regions as needed by my research andor travel plans It doesn t present anything new or gripping like a new discovery or interpretation but as a detailed overview of prehistoric Britain I can see this being useful7 out of
"10 This Book Started Interesting "This book started interesting but by the time it reached the Bronze Age my interest Terms of the development of interest in the subject and the changes wrought by new techniues such as radiocarbon dating and new theories such as the mphasis on social archaeology The central sections trace the development of society from the hunter gatherer groups of the last Ice Age through the adoption of farming the introduction of metalworking and
ON TO THE RISE OF HIGHLY ORGANIZED SOCIETIES LIVINGto the rise of highly organized societies living the fringes of the mighty Roman Empire in the 1st century AD Throughout mphasis is given to documenting and xplaining changes within these prehistoric communities and to xplo.