People Of The Wetlands.
Bogs, bodies and lake-dwellers. a world survey. with 150 illustrations. (ancient peoples and places).
8vo. 6.5 x 9.75 inches. 215 pp. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, with minor edge wear; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated on double page half title and by 149 text figures, including black and white photographs, drawings and maps. Survey of the archaeology of prehistoric wetlands, both coastal and inland. It examines lake-dwellers, roadways across the bogs and the phenomenon of bog bodies. Bryony Coles (b.1946) was Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology at the University of Exeter, 1996-2008, specialising in water-saturated sites and noted for her work on Doggerland in what is now the North Sea. Her husband, Canadian born John Coles (1930-2020) was Professor of European History at the University of Cambridge, 1980-86 and known for his work on experimental archaeology. Both the Coles researched the archaeology of the Somerset Levels, publishing Sweet Track to Glastonbury in 1986 and both were Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries and the British Academy. Book club edition of the first, published by Thames and Hudson in their Ancient Peoples and Places series, 1989.
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