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By John Hunter, Ian Ralston

The Archaeology of Britain is a complete and updated creation to all of the archaeological classes overlaying Britain from early prehistory to the commercial revolution. It offers a one-stop textbook for the total archaeology of england and displays the newest advancements in archaeology either as a box topic and as a tutorial self-discipline.
Chapters are:
<UL> * accessibly written by means of specialists within the suitable field
* equipped in chronological order
* by way of two-level bibliographies, the 1st supplying center examining fabric, the second one a extra distinctive advisor to the topic area
* hugely illustrated with photos, maps, graphs and tables.
This assortment is key analyzing for undergraduates in archaeology, and all these attracted to British archaeology, heritage and geography.

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The first comes from a worked reindeer antler object, which has been compared to a ‘Lyngby axe’, found at Earl’s Barton (Northamptonshire). This has been directly dated to 10,320±150 BP. The other is for the older of two dates on wild horse from scatter ‘A’ at Three Ways Wharf, Uxbridge (Greater London), with an age of 10,270±100 BP. The latter is particularly significant because it is associated with a lithic assemblage. The lithic artefacts from Three Ways Wharf scatter ‘A’ (Lewis in Barton et al.

A reindeer antler or “Lyngby” axe from Northamptonshire and its context in the British Late Glacial’ Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 60, 75–84. R. , 1995. ‘Regional differences in the Lateglacial climate of northern Europe based on coleopteran analysis’, Journal of Quaternary Science 10, 391–395. M. , 1989. ‘Excavations at Gough’s Cave, Somerset 1986–7’, Antiquity 63, 131–136. P. and Thevenin, A. (eds) Le Tardiglaciaire en Europe du Nord-Ouest. Actes du 119ième Congrès National des Sociétés Historique et Scientifique.

The cadavers had been expertly (Cheddar Gorge, Somerset). skinned and the joints dismembered Source: Courtesy of the Natural History Museum The Lateglacial colonization of Britain soon after death. In one case, the incisions made on the inside of the chin leave no doubt that the tongue was removed, before the jaw was detached from the rest of the head. While today such activities would be considered macabre, none of these practices is necessarily interpretable as proof of cannibalism. Examples of two-stage burial practices and secondary reburial are not uncommon in the prehistoric record.

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