Over the past 15 years the popularity of archaeology through television and the media
has increased enormously. Somerset has been at the cutting edge of the latest
developments, shown through numerous Time Team programmes presided over by
Professor Mick Aston – the former Somerset County Archaeologist, who has written the foreword
to this book.
From the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic eras through to the archaeology of the recent past, this
exciting and superbly illustrated volume charts the history of Somerset from the earliest times.
Whether you know a lot about the subject or very little, this is sure to be a book which informs
and surprises you, as it uncovers part of the rich and complex past of a county like no other.
Contributors include Professor Mick Aston, Chris Webster, Stephen Minnitt, Talya Bagwell,
Christopher Norman, Robert Dunning, Robert Croft, David Dawson and Brian Murless.
ISBN 978 0 86183 437 2, paperback, 210x210mm, 108 pages. Published July 2007.
REVIEWS: Somerset County Gazette.