The Archaeology of Celtic Britain and Ireland: c. AD 400 - 1200 (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Archaeology of Celtic Britain and Ireland Surveys the archaeology of the Celtic-speaking areas of Britain and Ireland, AD 400 to 1200
- Published: 31 July 2006
- Format: Hardback 420 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521838627 ISBN 10: 0521838622
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Full description for The Archaeology of Celtic Britain and Ireland
The image of the Celt is one of the most emotive in the European past, evoking pictures of warriors, feasts, and gentle saints and scholars. This comprehensive and fully-illustrated book re-appraises the archaeology of the Celtic-speaking areas of Britain and Ireland from the late fourth to the twelfth century AD, a period in which the Celts were a leading cultural force in northern Europe. Drawing on recent scientific advances, the book provides a new perspective on the economy, settlement, material culture, art and technological achievements of the early medieval Celts and re-examines their interaction with the Romans and Vikings. Including a full survey of artefacts and archaeological sites, from memorial stones to monasteries, this is essential reading for any student or scholar with an interest in Celtic archaeology, history or culture.