Mike Pitts is an archaeologist and award-winning journalist. He has been the editor of Britain's leading archaeological magazine, British Archaeology, for over a decade, and has written several books, including Digging for Richard III, also published by Thames & Hudson.
'Many books claim to detail Britain's ancient past, but few are as absorbing, entertaining and subversively informative as this one' - BBC History 'The popular archaeology book we have been waiting for ... Pitts has presented readers with a vision of a modern discipline, engaged and relevant politically, socially, intellectually and economically' - British Archaeology 'By taking us backwards in time, Digging Up Britain has the quality of really good science fiction ' - Tom Holland 'Lucid and informative ... conveys both the thrill of discovery and the painstaking, puzzling interpretation work that follows it. ... If you've ever wondered how we know so much about who we used to be, this is the book for you ' - Greg Jenner, historian and bestselling author of 'A Million Years In A Day'