The Archaeology of Kent to AD 800

The Archaeology of Kent to AD 800

Edited by John Williams

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Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

Recent archaeological investigations have shed much new light on Kent's early history, as the contributions in this new survey of the period show.
Kent's proximity to the European mainland has meant that it has always had a special relationship with its continental neighbours. At times this has been a positive force, with Kent a conduit for trade and new ideas, but on other occasions the white cliffs of Dover have symbolised defiance, with Kent being in the front line in the defence of England. The result has been an extremely rich archaeological heritage from Palaeolithic times onwards. The opening up of the Channel Tunnel and the construction of the associated high-speed railway line linking England and France, together with major development activity associated with an agenda for regeneration and economic growth, has resulted in unprecedented archaeological activity which has revolutionised our understanding of Kent's earlier past. The contributors to this volume, all of whom have specialist research interests in Kent, have combined established wisdom with the fresh information from recent work to create a new and exciting story.

Contributors: TIMOTHY CHAMPION, MARTIN MILLETT, MARTIN WELCH AND FRANCIS WENBAN-SMITH.

Details

December 2007
168 colour illustrations
304 pages
24.4x17.2 cm
Kent History Project
ISBN: 9780851155807
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC GTB, 1DBKESK, 2AB, 3D
BISAC SOC003000
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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Growth of Archaeology in Kent
The Palaeolithic Archaeology of Kent
Prehistoric Kent
Roman Kent
Anglo-Saxon Kent to AD 800
Bibliography

Reviews

This handsomely packaged volume succeeds in showcasing the extraordinary wealth of archaeology from Kent without compromising on academic rigour, and as such it is well worth the price-tag. MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLGY
Gives a beautifully illustrated survey of the development of this important Anglo-Saxon kingdom, via chapters on palaeolithic, prehistoric and Roman evidence and a study of 'Anglo-Saxon Kent to AD 800'. THE YEAR'S WORK IN ENGLISH STUDIES
(A) very handsomely produced collection of insightful essays. Recommended. CHOICE
Highly recommended. BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGY

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