Buried: An alternative history of the first millennium in Britain (Hardback)
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Buried: An alternative history of the first millennium in Britain (Hardback)

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Published: 26/05/2022
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From Roman cremations to Christian burials, the anthropologist and author of the bestselling Ancestors explores the ways in which Ancient Britons bade farewell to their dead in an eye-opening slice of popular history.

Funerary rituals show us what people thought about mortality; how they felt about loss; what they believed came next. From Roman cremations and graveside feasts, to deviant burials with heads rearranged, from richly furnished Anglo Saxon graves to the first Christian burial grounds in Wales, Buried provides an alternative history of the first millennium in Britain.

As she did with her pre-history of Britain in Ancestors, Professor Alice Roberts combines archaeological finds with cutting-edge DNA research and written history to shed fresh light on how people lived: by examining the stories of the dead.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781398510036
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Buried is a tender, fascinating act of listening –– of listening to the tales the dead have to tell us about the landscapes we share with them, the histories we have constructed around them, and the futures we imagine for ourselves. Lucid and illuminating, Alice Roberts here opens new perspectives on to first-millennium Britain, from the appearance of churchyards in the sixth century, to Romano-British 'decapitation' burial practices. I learned so much from this book, and hearing my description of Alice's excavations and investigations, my nine-year-old confirmed absolutely his ambition to become an aDNA (ancient DNA) scientist when he grows up.' - Robert Macfarlane

‘Roberts’s legions of fans will find themselves delighted by a book that is both accessible and expert, wears deep learning lightly, and provides a solid introduction to an often murky age in Britain’s early medieval past.’  - Daily Telegraph

‘Intriguing and informative [….] Fascinating’  - Country Life

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“Readable!”

Like all of Professor Roberts books this is knowledgeable, fascinating and extremely readable.
Whilst never writing down to her readers she explains all the key points and positions well. It is a masterclass in how... More

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“Fascinating as ever”

The second volume examining burial within the British Isles from Professor Alice Roberts is another excellent read. She looks at a thousand year period from the first millennium c.e. in this fascinating, well written... More

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