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Digging Up Britain

A New History in Ten Extraordinary Discoveries

Mike Pitts

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18 March 2021
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Britain has long been fascinated with its own history and identity, as an island nation besieged by invaders from beyond the seas: the Romans, Vikings and Normans. The long saga of prehistory is often forgotten - but our understanding of our past is changing.

Mike Pitts presents ten astounding archaeological discoveries that shed new light on those who came before us, and radically altered the way we think about our history. His compelling, sometimes teasing, archaeological odyssey illustrates the diversity, complexity and sheer strangeness of the lives that represent Britain's past.
By:   Mike Pitts
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
Weight:   300g
ISBN:   9780500296127
ISBN 10:   050029612X
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   18 March 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Digging Up Britain: A New History in Ten Extraordinary Discoveries

'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'

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