Beacons in the Landscape: The Hillforts of England, Wales and the Isle of Man [Paperback]

Ian Brown (Author)

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ISBN: 9781911188759 | Published by: Windgather Press | Publication: February 2021 | Language: English 288p, H246 x W189 (mm) B/w and colour
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Beacons in the Landscape


The first edition of this book, published in 2009, gave a detailed account of hillforts, one of our greatest archaeological monuments, which have a profound impact on the landscape but are so little understood. What were they and where are they located? How were they built, what was their function and how did they fit into prehistoric and later society? Lavishly illustrated, this revised and updated second edition not only looks again at these questions in the light of substantial increases in knowledge over the years since first publication, but also now includes the outstanding and unusual hillforts of the Isle of Man.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Definition and Distribution
Chapter 2 – Great surveys – Great excavations
Chapter 3 Beginnings
Chapter 4 – Enclosure
Chapter 5 – Hillfort interiors
Chapter 6 – People
Chapter 7 – Economy
Chapter 8 – Superstition, belief and ritual
Chapter 9 – Coins, tribes, Rome and resistance
Chapter 10 – Beacons in the landscape – New Theories, New Questions
Chapter 11 – Hillforts: a synthesis of ideas

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