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  • The Pattern Under the Ploughby George Ewart Evans

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 23.32

    Following his two classics, Ask the Fellows Who Cut the Hay and The Horse in the Furrow, renowned oral historian George Ewart Evans continues his study of the vanishing customs, working habits and rich language of the farming communities of East Anglia with The Pattern Under the Plough (Faber, 1966). Although based on East Anglia, this book... more...

  • The Parisiby Peter Halkon

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    The Parisi were a tribe located somewhere within the present day East Riding of Yorkshire, UK, known from a brief reference by Ptolemy. They were originally immigrants from Gaul and share their name with the tribe that occupied modern day France. Fairly obvious from their name, they gave the French capital its name. The investigation of the Parisi... more...

  • Beeston Castle, Cheshireby Peter Ellis

    English Heritage Publishing 2013; US$ 29.17

    These excavations, the first archaeological examination of the medieval fortress of Beeston Castle, showed conclusively that the site has been used since prehistory. Divided into two parts, the report first describes the site's occupation from the Mesolithic period to the thirteenth century. Discussions of the Late Bronze Age metalworking and pre-Iron... more...

  • Excavations at Muckingby Ann Clark

    English Heritage Publishing 2013; US$ 29.17

    This volume is the first in a series which reports on the multi-period site at Mucking, Essex. The excavations lasted for 13 years, from 1965 to 1978, and covered an area of over 18 hectares. This first part of the publication consists of an atlas of the site, together with a short report. The atlas is presented, at a scale of 1:180, on 25 plans... more...

  • Archaeology and Environment in Northumberlandby Clive Waddington; D G. Passmore

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 40.00

    Eventful, influential and absorbing, the early history of Northumberland is a fascinating story that has rarely been brought together under one cover. In this authoritative historical account, the authors bring to bear a huge quantity of old and new data and craft it into an in-depth synthesis. The authors deliver this history in chronological order... more...

  • Monasteries and Landscape of the North York Moors and Woldsby Bryan Waites

    The History Press 2007; US$ 27.55

    Incorporating a great deal of new material and including a comprehensive set of maps, the author considers the distribution of monastic lands, their growth, the policies of the houses and their wider influence on the area as a whole. more...

  • Roman Gloucestershireby Tim Copeland

    The History Press 2011; US$ 27.55

    The first book for 30 years on this hugely significant region of Britannia - Gloucestershire more...

  • Unearthing Londonby Simon Webb

    The History Press 2011; US$ 22.96

    Unearthing London reveals the amost-forgotten ritual landscape which lies beneath the streets of a modern city. It is the city nobody knows; a vast and intricate network of hilltop shrines, tracks, scared rivers, mounds, ditches, enclosures and man-made h more...

  • The Malvern Hillsby Mark Bowden

    English Heritage Publishing 2013; US$ 16.04

    Examines the landscape of the Malvern Hills, a ridge of ancient volcanic rocks along the western edge of the Severn Valley. The survey ranges from the early prehistoric period to the present day, including the two large Iron Age hillforts on the ridge. more...

  • The Archaeology of the West Midlandsby Sarah Watt

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 25.00

    The West Midlands is a region of geographical, topographical and geological contrasts, forming disparate landscapes that are reflected in the nature and diversity of its rich archaeology. This ranges from evidence of its prehistory to the important industrial heritage of its major conurbations. This book represents an attempt by the region's archaeologists... more...