By Chris Gosden, Helena Hamerow, Philip de Jersey, Gary Lock
For nearly 40 years the examine of the Iron Age in Britain has been ruled by way of Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe. among the Sixties and Eighties he led a chain of large-scale excavations at recognized websites together with the Roman baths at tub, Fishbourne Roman palace, and Danebury hillfort which revolutionized our figuring out of Iron Age society, and the interplay among this international of ''barbarians'' and the classical civilizations of the Mediterranean. His normal textual content on Iron Age groups in Britain is in its fourth variation, and he has released groundbreaking volumes of synthesis on The historic Celts (OUP, 1997) and at the peoples of the Atlantic coast, Facing the Ocean (OUP, 2001). This quantity brings jointly papers from greater than thirty of Professor Cunliffe's colleagues and scholars to mark his retirement from the Chair of eu Archaeology on the collage of Oxford, a put up which he has held due to the fact that 1972. The breadth of the contributions, extending over 800 years and varying from the Atlantic fringes to the japanese Mediterranean, is testimony to Barry Cunliffe's personal terribly broad pursuits.
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Communities and Connections: Essays in Honour of Barry Cunliffe by Chris Gosden, Helena Hamerow, Philip de Jersey, Gary Lock