Ancestors: A pre-history of Britain in seven burials: Signed Bookplate Edition (Hardback)
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Ancestors: A pre-history of Britain in seven burials: Signed Bookplate Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 27/05/2021
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A deeply fascinating glimpse into the murky world of prehistory, Professor Roberts deftly deconstructs what we can learn from seven burial sites of the earliest Britons.

Signed Bookplate Edition

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This book is about belonging: about walking in ancient places, in the footsteps of the ancestors. It's about reaching back in time, to find ourselves, and our place in the world.

We often think of Britain springing from nowhere with the arrival of the Romans. But in Ancestors, pre-eminent archaeologist, broadcaster and academic Professor Alice Roberts explores what we can learn about the very earliest Britons - from their burial sites. Although we have very little evidence of what life was like in prehistorical times, here their stories are told through the bones and funerary offerings left behind, preserved in the ground for thousands of years.

Told through seven fascinating burial sites, this groundbreaking prehistory of Britain teaches us more about ourselves and our history: how people came and went; how we came to be on this island.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 2928377056025
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

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“A modern classic of the genre”

Using archaeological finds from across the British isles (as well as further afield - we weren't always the island that we are now), Prof Roberts explains some landmark discoveries that have shaped the... More

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“Ancestors”

A wonderful and well written book, just what I expected from Alice

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“Fascinating”

This is a fascinating book, with unparalleled detail expertly explained. This is a wonderfully readable book, shining a light into parts of our history that might otherwise be missed.
I have only two niggles with the... More

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