An up-to-the-minute account of ten of the most exciting archaeological discoveries in Britain over the past decade
Mike Pitts is an archaeologist and award-winning journalist. He has been the editor of Britain's leading archaeological magazine, British Archaeology, for over a decade.
'Makes it clear that archaeology is as much about the present as it
is the past; we have much to learn from our distant ancestors who
have helped shape our individual and national identity' - Jeremy
Deller, Turner Prize-winning artist and creator of 'Sacrilege'
'Lucid and informative ... conveys both the thrill of discovery and the painstaking, puzzling interpretation work that follows it. ... If you've ever wondered how we know so much about who we used to be, this is the book for you' - Greg Jenner, historian and bestselling author of 'A Million Years In A Day'
'Expertly informed and beautifully written, Digging Up Britain is a compelling, sometimes teasing archaeological Odyssey back through the diversity, complexity and sheer strangeness of lives lived by Britain's past inhabitants' - Carenza Lewis, archaeologist and Professor of Public Understanding of Research at the University of Lincoln