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Britain


James, N., Antiquity


MILES RUSSELL. Prehistoric Sussex. 192 pages, 119 figures. 2002. Stroud & Charleston (SC): Tempus; 0-7524-1964-1 paperback 16.99 [pounds sterling] & $27.99.

Dr RUSSELL sums up the archaeology of Sussex in six chapters, on the Palaeolithic (including Boxgrove), Mesolithic, Early Neolithic, `Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age', later Bronze Age, and two on the Iron Age. The book is very well illustrated. It includes a gazetteer of 54 sites and an ample bibliography.

ANN WOODWARD & J.D. HILL (ed.). Prehistoric Britain: the ceramic basis (Prehistoric Ceramics Research Group Occasional Publication 3). iv+196 pages, 54 figures, 4 tables. 2002. Oxford: Oxbow; 1-84217-071-6 paperback 35 [pounds sterling] & US$50.

Mrs WOODWARD & Dr HILL introduce 13 substantial and thoughtful papers on chronology, finds contexts and distributions, manufacture and design, and functions of prehistoric pottery, including one on Roman imports. The collection is marked by conceptual innovativeness. As R. Bradley remarks, in a Foreword, they `mount a powerful case that ceramics were central to ... social life' (p. iv).

GUY DE LA BEDOYERE. Gods with thunderbolts: religion in Roman Britain. 288 pages, 170 figures, 33 colour photographs. 2002. Stroud & Charleston (SC): Tempus; 0-7524-2518-8 hardback 25 [pounds sterling] & $37.50.

DAVID SIM & ISABEL RIDGE. Iron for the Eagles: the iron industry of Roman Britain. 159 pages, 74 figures, 31 colour photographs, 8 tables. 2002. Stroud & Charleston (SC): Tempus; 0-7524-1900-5 paperback 14.99 [pounds sterling] & $24.99.

ANDREW PEARSON. The Roman shore forts: coastal defences of Roman Britain. 192 pages, 78 figures, 25 colour photographs, 4 tables. 2002. Stroud & Charleston (SC): Tempus; 0-7524-1949-8 paperback 17.99 [pounds sterling] & $29.99.

Tempus has produced another `doughty trio on Roman Britain. Gods appraises both syncretic continuities and innovations in worship. Christianity did not take firm root, considers Mr DE LA BEDOYERE. His readable, imaginative and well-illustrated book (e.g. early Bath compared to the geysers at Yellowstone and late Bath to the ruins of Miletus) offers sensible guidance, along the way, on inferring religion from archaeology. Iron too is distinguished by imagination, in this case drawing on the authors' understanding and experience of smithing--the emphasis is on the technology. The Roman shore, likewise, brings a fresh eye to well-known archaeology by looking into how the forts were built and reappraising the former coastal topography. In the latter regard, Dr PEARSON draws implications for the boats that would have served or operated from them (cf. …

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