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Britain begins.

Author: Barry Cunliffe
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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The last Ice Age, which came to an end about 12,000 years ago, swept the bands of hunter gatherers from the face of the land that was to become Britain and Ireland, but as the ice sheets retreated and the climate improved so human groups spread slowly northwards, re-colonizing the land that had been laid waste. From that time onwards Britain and Ireland have been continuously inhabited and the resident population  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Cunliffe
ISBN: 9780199609338 0199609330
OCLC Number: 826632063
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 553 s.
Contents: Preface --
1. In the Beginning: Myths and Ancestors --
2. Britain Emerges: the Stage is Set --
3. Interlude: Enter the Actors --
4. Settlement Begins 10,000 --
4200 BC --
5. New People, New Ideas 4200 --
3000 BC --
6. Mobilizing materials: a New Connectivity 3000 --
1500 BC --
7. Interlude: Talking to Each Other --
8. The Productive Land in The Age of Warriors 1500 --
800 BC --
9. Episodes of Conflict 800 --
60 BC --
10. Interlude: Approaching the Gods --
11. Integration: the Roman Episode 60 BC --
AD 350 --
12. Its Red and Savage Tongue AD 350 --
650 --
13. The Age of the Northmen AD 600 --
1100 --
14. Of Myths and Realities: an epilogue --
A Guide to Further Reading --
Index.

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