Book reviews

The Prehistoric Society provides reviews of recently published books on all areas of prehistory. We handpick experts on relevant fields to produce thoughtful reviews that summarise content and present individual perspectives on new publications.

We also accept proposals for reviews. Please get in touch with our Reviews Editor via reviews@prehistoricsociety.org if you’d like to discuss an idea for a review. Guidelines for reviews can be found below.

Environment, archaeology and landscape: papers in honour of Prof. Martin Bell
Catherine Barnett & Thomas Walker (eds)
Reviewed by Jane Sidell ( UCL (Honorary lecturer))
Iron Age chariot burials in Britain and the near continent: networks of mobility, exchange and belief in the 3rd & 2nd centuries BC
Greta Anthoons
Reviewed by Rebecca L. Ellis (PhD Candidate, University of Hull)
Old Oswestry hillfort and its landscape: Ancient past, uncertain future
Tim Malim & George Nash (eds)
Reviewed by Andy Valdez-Tullett (Wessex Archaeology)
A biography of power: Research and excavations at the Iron Age oppidum of Bagendon, Gloucestershire (1979-2017)
Tom Moore
Reviewed by Oliver Davis (Cardiff University)
A welsh landscape through time: Excavations at Parc Cybi, Holy Island, Anglesey
J Kenney, with F Lynch & A Davidson
Reviewed by Daniela Hofmann (Bergen University)
Beacons in the landscape: The hillforts of England, Wales and the Isle of Man
I brown
Reviewed by Mark Bowden
Crossing the Alps: Early Urbanism Between Northern Italy and Central Europe (900–400 BC)
Edited By Lorenzo Zamboni, Manuel Fernández-Götz and Carola Metzner-Nebelsick
Reviewed by Colin Haselgrove (University of Leicester)
Tripolye Typo-Chronology. Mega and Smaller Sites in the Sinyukha River Basin
Liudmila Shatilo
Reviewed by John Chapman (Independent scholar)
Bronze Age worlds: a social prehistory of Britain and Ireland
R. Johnston
Reviewed by Steven Matthews (German Archaeological Institute (DE) / Groningen Institute of Archaeology, University of Groningen (NL))
Die Neolitisches tellsiedlung in Gălăbnik
J. Pavuk and A. Bakamska
Reviewed by John Chapman (Independent scholar)
First Farmers of the Carpathian Basin: Changing Patterns in Subsistence, Ritual and Monumental Figurines
Eszter Bánffy
Reviewed by John Chapman (Independent scholar)
Iron Age fortification beside the River Lark: Excavations at Mildenhall, Suffolk
T. Harvard, M. Alexander and R. Holt
Reviewed by Helen Chittock (AOC Archaeology)
Pattern and process: Landscape prehistories from Whittlesey Brick Pits: the King's Dyke & Bradley Fen excavations 1998–2004
M. Knight and M. Brudenell
Reviewed by Nigel Brown
Indigenous heritage and rock art: Worldwide research in memory of Daniel Arsenault
Edited by C. Charette, A. Mazel and G. Nash
Reviewed by Kenneth Lymer (Independent Scholar)
Timeline: The Archaeology of the south Wales gas pipeline
T. Darvill, A. David, S. Griffiths, J. Hart, H. James, K. Murphy and J. Rackham
Reviewed by Elizabeth A. Walker (Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales)
Chalk Hill: Neolithic and Bronze Age discoveries at Ramsgate, Kent
P. Clark, J. Shand and J. Weekes
Reviewed by Al Oswald (PhD candidate at the University of York)
Kindred: Neanderthal life, love, death and art
R. Wragg Sykes
Reviewed by James Cole (University of Brighton)
Stonehenge for the ancestors. Part 1: Landscape and monuments
M. Parker Pearson, J. Pollard, C. Richards, J. Thomas, C. Tilley and K. Welham
Reviewed by Phil Harding (Wessex Archaeology)
The horse butchery site: A high resolution record of Lower Palaeo. hominin behaviour at Boxgrove, UK
Edited by M. Pope, S. A Parfitt and M. B Roberts
Reviewed by Francis Wenban-Smith (University of Southampton)
The Ness of Brodgar: As it stands
Edited by N. Card, M. Edmonds and A. Mitchell
Reviewed by Susa Greaney (Cardiff University/ English Heritage)