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Collins Field Guide to Archaeology in Britain - Eric S. Wood

Collins, 1964, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with short closed tears and heavier wear to the head, tail and corners. Edges of the text block lightly spotted.

Reprint. [First: 1963] From the cover: “The first guide-book of its kind ever published. Comprehensive, concerned with all kinds of visible traces left by man in Britain’s countryside. Large or small, rare or common, everything from prehistory to modern times. Illustrated with many photographs, drawings and maps — to complement and explain the text. For all ages, a compact introduction to the pleasures of archaeology, which is the background of history. No technical terms used without explanation. Full information on what to do with your finds, on museums, societies, the law, further study. Also a regional guide for the whole of England, Wales, Scotland and the islands—showing where in Britain to find a given feature and what to look for in a given region. IT HELPS YOU TO: Find, by knowing what to look out for and where to look. Identify, what it is that you see or pick up. Understand who made it, when and how and why. SPECIAL FEATURES include: A unique list of earthworks, distinguishing over 200 varieties, old and recent, natural and man-made. Special aids to identifying flints and pottery, by texture, shape and decoration. A section of maps for the whole of Britain, showing at a glance sites and centres of particular interest in each county.”
Size: 7¾" x 5¼"
Number of Pages: 384
Introduction: Sir Mortimer Wheeler

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