The Archaeology of Cornwall
A Hardback edition by Caradoc Peters (Nov 1, 2005)
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Short Description: The expanse of time covered by Caradoc Peters in "The Archaeology of Cornwall" is almost unimaginable. His story of Cornwall begins more than half a million years ago and,... Read more
The expanse of time covered by Caradoc Peters in "The Archaeology of Cornwall" is almost unimaginable. His story of Cornwall begins more than half a million years ago and, astonishingly, he leaves us at the end of his text in the modern age. It is a magisterial sweep through complex interweaving narratives: somehow Caradoc draws out his themes to present us with a coherent and gripping story. In a discipline - archaeology - that can be regarded as a little dry and academic, the author has created a living picture of the changing social history of Cornwall, as depicted in the wealth of artefacts and structures that have been found and studied over the ages. Nick Johnson, County Archaeologist, refers in his introduction to the amount of documentation that has accompanied an accelerating programme of archaeological investigation in Cornwall and says that Caradoc '...has managed to read, and create from these sources a new and engaging story that binds together long held and durable narratives with new and challenging interpretations'.
- Caradoc Peters
- Cornwall Editions Limited
- Publication date
- Nov 1, 2005
- Product dimensions
- 220 x 290mm
Contents Foreword Introduction Chapter One: Natural and Human Worlds on the Edge of the Atlantic Chapter Two: Neolithic Culture in Cornwall: New Technologies and Exchange Chapter Three: The Age of the Megaliths Chapter Four: Settled Farming Communities in the Ancestral Landscape Chapter Five: Citizens of the Empire: Romanitas in Cornwall Chapter Six: The Age of Saints in a Frontier Land Chapter Seven: Late Medieval Floruit: The Earldom, The Church and the State Chapter Eight: Capitalism and Class Conflict Chapter Nine: Cornwall and the Diaspora: A World Industrial Culture Chapter Ten: Discovering "Vanishing" and "Enchanted" Cornwall in the Recent Past Sites to Visit Museums and Heritage Bibliography Notes and References List of Subscribers Index Acknowledgements