Ancestors: A prehistory of Britain in seven burials (Hardback)
  • Ancestors: A prehistory of Britain in seven burials (Hardback)
  • Ancestors: A prehistory of Britain in seven burials (Hardback)
  • Ancestors: A prehistory of Britain in seven burials (Hardback)
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Ancestors: A prehistory of Britain in seven burials (Hardback) Ancestors: A prehistory of Britain in seven burials (Hardback) Ancestors: A prehistory of Britain in seven burials (Hardback)

Ancestors: A prehistory of Britain in seven burials (Hardback)

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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.

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: 9781471188015
Number of pages: 448
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'This is a book everyone should read. Roberts is the new Da Vinci, able to shift between science and humanities, the objective and subjective, the global and the individual. There is such a scope of knowledge between the covers of this book that you feel like a better and more knowledgeable person having read it. A mind-altering, life-altering book.' - Dr Janina Ramirez

‘While the rest of us read words, Alice reads bones - and what stories they have to tell. In her hands they seem slick with life, bearing messages from ancient worlds. I was captivated.'  - Neil Oliver

'Another classic from Alice Roberts. She writes as a scholar with the intensity and flair of a novelist.' - Dan Snow

‘Roberts is a prolific TV presenter, and Ancestors skilfully deploys the arts of screen storytelling: narrative pace, a sense of mysteries being unfolded. […] [It] is above all a tribute to the archaeological profession.’ - Dan Hitchens, The Times

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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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“Fascinating as ever”

I bought a signed edition of this when it came out (which I'm pleased to have) but then decided to get Alice's back catalogue which has delayed the reading of this book. Alice examines seven burials from... More

Hardback edition
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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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