The Iron Age in Northern Britain

Author: Dennis W. Harding
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317296508
Release Date: 2017-02-24
Genre: Social Science

The Iron Age in Northern Britain examines the archaeological evidence for earlier Iron Age communities from the southern Pennines to the Northern and Western Isles and the impact of Roman expansion on local populations, through to the emergence of historically-recorded communities in the post-Roman period. The text has been comprehensively revised and expanded to include new discoveries and to take account of advanced techniques, with many new and updated illustrations. The volume presents a comprehensive picture of the ‘long Iron Age’, allowing readers to appreciate how perceptions of Iron Age societies have changed significantly in recent years. New material in this second edition also addresses the key issues of social reconstruction, gender, and identity, as well as assessing the impact of developer-funded archaeology on the discipline. Drawing on recent excavation and research and interpreting evidence from key studies across Scotland and northern England, The Iron Age in Northern Britain continues to be an accessible and authoritative study of later prehistory in the region.

The Iron Age in Northern Britain

Author: Dennis William Harding
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415301491
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Health & Fitness

The Iron Age in Northern Britainexamines the impact of the Roman expansion northwards, and the native response to the Roman occupation on both sides of the frontiers. It traces the emergence of historically-recorded communities in the post-Roman period and looks at the clash of cultures between Celts and Romans, Picts and Scots. Northern Britain has too often been seen as peripheral to a 'core' located in south-eastern England. Unlike the Iron Age in southern Britain, the story of which can be conveniently terminated with the Roman conquest, the Iron Age in northern Britain has no such horizon to mark its end. The Roman presence in southern and eastern Scotland was militarily intermittent and left untouched large tracts of Atlantic Scotland for which there is a rich legacy of Iron Age settlement, continuing from the mid-first millennium BC to the period of Norse settlement in the late first millennium AD. Here D.W. Harding shows that northern Britain was not peripheral in the Iron Age: it simply belonged to an Atlantic European mainstream different from southern England and its immediate continental neighbours.

Fingerprinting the Iron Age Approaches to identity in the European Iron Age

Author: C?t?lin Nicolae Popa
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 9781782976783
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Social Science

Archaeology has long dealt with issues of identity, and especially with ethnicity, with modern approaches emphasising dynamic and fluid social construction. The archaeology of the Iron Age in particular has engendered much debate on the topic of ethnicity, fuelled by the first availability of written sources alongside the archaeological evidence which has led many researchers to associate the features they excavate with populations named by Greek or Latin writers. Some archaeological traditions have had their entire structure built around notions of ethnicity, around the relationships existing between large groups of people conceived together as forming unitary ethnic units. On the other hand, partly influenced by anthropological studies, other scholars have written forcefully against Iron Age ethnic constructions, such as the Celts. The 24 contributions to this volume focus on the south east Europe, where the Iron Age has, until recently, been populated with numerous ethnic groups with which specific material culture forms have been associated. The first section is devoted to the core geographical area of south east Europe: Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia, as well as Albania and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The following three sections allow comparison with regions further to the west and the south west with contributions on central and western Europe, the British Isles and the Italian peninsula. The volume concludes with four papers which provide more synthetic statements that cut across geographical boundaries, the final contributions bringing together some of the key themes of the volume. The wide array of approaches to identity presented here reflects the continuing debate on how to integrate material culture, protohistoric evidence (largely classical authors looking in on first millennium BC societies) and the impact of recent nationalistic agendas.

A Companion to Roman Britain

Author: Malcolm Todd
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470998854
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: History

This major survey of the history and culture of Roman Britain spans the period from the first century BC to the fifth century AD. Major survey of the history and culture of Roman Britain Brings together specialists to provide an overview of recent debates about this period Exceptionally broad coverage, embracing political, economic, cultural and religious life Focuses on changes in Roman Britain from the first century BC to the fifth century AD Includes pioneering studies of the human population and animal resources of the island.

The Saxon Chronicle

Author: James Ingram
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 9785876473523
Release Date: 1823
Genre: History

With an English Translation, and Notes, Critical and Explanatory to Which Are Added Chronological, Topographical, and Glossarial Indices. A short grammar of the anglosaxon language; a new map of the England during the heptarchy; plates of coins, & c.

Book of prehistoric settlements

Author: Robert Bewley
Publisher: B. T. Batsford Limited
ISBN: UCSC:32106011375703
Release Date: 1994-10-01
Genre: Social Science

Mesolithikum - Neolithikum - Siedlung.

The Earlier Iron Age in Britain and the Near Continent

Author: Colin Haselgrove
Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
ISBN: IND:30000110548249
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Social Science

Seeks to establish what we now know (and do not know) about Earlier Iron Age communities in Britain and their neighbours on the Continent. The authors look at how communities of the Late Bronze Age transform into those of the Earlier Iron Age, and how we understand the social changes of the later first millennium BC.

Roman Military Objectives in Britain Under the Flavian Emperors

Author: Alison E. Grant
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
ISBN: UOM:39015073591615
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

This study looks at the archaeological evidence for Roman campaigning in Britain under the Flavians (AD 69-96). It discusses the tribal and place names in Ptolemy's map and the Ravenna Cosmology and attempts to identify the areas referred to. Finally it uses this information alongside Tacitus' Agricola, finding a remarkable degree of convergence with the archaeological and geo-political evidence.

Archaeologia Aeliana

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132146130
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Archaeology

List of members in v. 1; 2d ser., v. 7-25; 3rd ser., v. 2- (3rd ser., v. 10 containing members from the foundation of the Society to 1913) etc.

Britons and Romans

Author: Simon James
Publisher: Council for British Archeology
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110843708
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: History

This challenging book encourages those with an interest in Roman Britain to think broadly and to engage actively in shaping the future priorities of research into the subject. The volume reconsiders many assumptions about relations between Romans and the indigenous population and the authors explore themes as diverse as: the Iron Age/Roman and Roman/Medieval transitions; Romanisation; material culture and identity; rural society; urbanism; zooarchaeology; and soldiers and civilians. Within these themes the contributors seek to break down the relative insularity of Romano-British studies, and to open it up to new external perspectives and interdisciplinary approaches.