Ancestors: A prehistory of Britain in seven burials

History , Archaeology , General History
Paperback Published on: 03/02/2022
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How the past is relevant to our present
Without a doubt Alice Roberts knows how to capture and retain her audience. She writes in an easy style, at times in a manner that gives the reading an air... READ MORE
A Journey Into Our Future, Through the Past
As Alice writes, "the past belongs to everyone". And that is truly how I felt reading this book. It sparked many a joyful and late night discussion with my... READ MORE
Liv, Newbury


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: 9781471188046
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm

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