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Home : a time traveller's tales from British prehistory, Francis Pryor

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Home : a time traveller's tales from British prehistory
Title
Home
Title remainder
a time traveller's tales from British prehistory
Statement of responsibility
Francis Pryor
Title variation
Time traveller's tales from British prehistory
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Home Francis Pryor, author of The Making of the British Landscape, archaeologist and broadcaster, takes us on his lifetime's quest: to discover the origins of family life in prehistoric Britain. Francis Pryor's search for the origins of our island story has been the quest of a lifetime. In Home, the Time Team expert explores the first nine thousand years of life in Britain, from the retreat of the glaciers to the Romans' departure. Tracing the settlement of domestic communities, he shows how archaeology enables us to reconstruct the evolution of habits, traditions and customs. But this, too, is Francis Pryor's own story: of his passion for unearthing our past, from Yorkshire to the west country, Lincolnshire to Wales, digging in freezing winters, arid summers, mud and hurricanes, through frustrated journeys and euphoric discoveries. Evocative and intimate, Home shows how, in going about their daily existence, our prehistoric ancestors created the institution that remains at the heart of the way we live now: the family. "Under his gaze, the land starts to fill with tribes and clans wandering this way and that, leaving traces that can still be seen today...Pryor feels the land rather than simply knowing it". (Guardian). Former president of the Council for British Archaeology, Dr Francis Pryor has spent over thirty years studying our prehistory. He has excavated sites as diverse as Bronze Age farms, field systems and entire Iron Age villages. He appears frequently on TV's Time Team and is the author of The Making of the British Landscape, Seahenge, as well as Britain BC and Britain AD, both of which he adapted and presented as Channel 4 series
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Pryor, Francis
Dewey number
936.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Antiquities, Prehistoric
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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Home : a time traveller's tales from British prehistory, Francis Pryor
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000053742179
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 319 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781846144875
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps
Label
Home : a time traveller's tales from British prehistory, Francis Pryor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000053742179
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 319 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781846144875
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps

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