"In this richly illustrated, elegantly written guide to European prehistory, archeologist Price...takes us on a remarkable journey from the very earliest prehuman cultures to the Iron Age of warfare, empires, and human strife.... Focusing on dozens of specific sites at particular times, (e.g., Pincevent, France, 12,000 years ago), Price's lush survey of major archeological sites in Europe provides a rich and engrossing introduction to what he calls an 'extraordinary heritage.'"--Publishers Weekly
"Price takes readers on a grand tour of prehistoric Europe.... A great book for the lay reader as well as for specialists."--Brian Renvall, Library Journal
"Archaeologist Price deftly covers a very wide range of significant European archaeological sites, and for each does an extraordinary job of situating them in space, reviewing their discovery, and summarizing the important contributions they make to understanding the past. He does this with abundant illustrations of the countryside, the excavations themselves, artifacts, and reconstructions based on the sites.... [T]he volume will have wide appeal, finding readers in college and university libraries and more generally in public libraries, large and small. Highly recommended."--R. B. Clay, CHOICE
"Engagingly written and lavishly illustrated, this thoughtful, place-by-place survey to the latest discoveries at 65 important archaeological sites across Europe will serve as a wonderful introduction for undergraduates as well as a fascinating guide-book for archaeological tourists, real and armchair."--David Anthony, Hartwick College
"Europe Before Rome is an outstanding overview of European prehistory, a story of human accomplishments known only through archaeology that established the foundations for later civilizations. By illuminating landmark sites and placing them in a wider context, Professor Price has constructed a compelling and very readable narrative of prehistoric life."--Peter Bogucki, Princeton University
"Douglas Price provides a new take on a popular European prehistory by narrating the many new discoveries that reshaped our understanding of it during the last 25 years, intersected with overviews that contextualize the evidence. It is a vitalizing approach, and one that will inspire the student and the general reader alike."--Kristian Kristiansen, Göteborgs Universitet
"Europe before Rome is an excellent and highly readable overview of European prehistory, based on case studies of over 60 of the most important archaeological sites in Europe, from the time of the first inhabitants some million years ago to the end of the Iron Age with the Roman conquest. It is a clear and well-presented introduction to European prehistoric archaeology for students and other interested readers at all levels."--Peter Wells, University of Minnesota
T. Douglas Price is Weinstein Professor of European Archaeology Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His books include Principles of Archaeology, Europe's First Farmers, and the leading introductory textbook in the discipline, Images of the Past.