Archaeology book reviews
HUNTER, J, AND RALSTON, I., 1999. The Archaeology of Britain. London: Routledge
The Archaeology of Britain is a highly readable and comprehensive introduction to the archaeology of Britain from the inhabitation of Britain to the industrial revolution and figures on the current Recommended Reading List for B. A. undergraduates. This book is well illustrated with black and white photographs, maps, tables and line drawings.
Compiled and edited by John Hunter and Ian Ralston this book features seventeen chapter contributions, set in chronological order, from leading authorities within all archaeological periods. British Archaeology since the end of the Second World War is discussed and the book concludes with a chapter centred on archaeological resource (heritage) management.
Each chapter includes an overview of the historical, economic, social or environmental background to each period, the key sites, artefacts, interpretations and suggest areas for future research. Most chapters end with a dual level bibliography directing the reader to core texts and further reading material on the subject area.
Contributors: Nicholas Barton, Timothy Champion, Kate Clark, Simon Esmonde Cleary, Timothy Darvill, Roberta Gilchrist, W.S. Hanson, Colin Haselgrove, Catherine Hills, John Hunter, Steven Mithen, Mike Parker Pearson, Ian Ralston, Julian D. Richards, John Schofield, Paul Stamper, Alasdair Whittle and Ian Whyte.