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 if you’d like to discuss an idea for a review. Guidelines for reviews can be found below.

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The Archaeology of Geological Catastrophes
Edited by J.W. Mcguire, D.R. Griffiths And P. Hancock
Reviewed by Ed Rhodes (University of Oxford)
The Barbarians Speak: How the Conquered Peoples Shaped Roman Europe
Peter S. Wells
Reviewed by Timothy Champion (University of Southampton)
Unravelling the Landscape: An Inquisitive Approach To Archaeology
Edited by Mark Bowden
Reviewed by Kristian Strutt (University of Southampton)
Acheulian Culture in Peninsular India: An Ecological Perspective
R.S. Pappu with a foreword by V.N. Misra
Reviewed by Derek Roe
An Island Archaeology of the Early Cyclades
Cyprian Broodbank
Reviewed by Yannis Hamilakis (University of Southampton)
Land of the Iceni: the Iron Age in Northern East Anglia
Edited by John Davies And Tom Williamson
Reviewed by Garrick Fincham
Paviland Cave and the 'Red Lady' a Definitive Report
Edited by Stephen Aldhouse-Green
Reviewed by Mark White (University of Durham)
Excavations at Ferriter's Cove, 1983-95: last foragers, first farmers in the Dingle Peninsula,
Peter C. Woodman, Elizabeth Anderson and Nyree Finlay
Reviewed by Ian Armit (Queen's University Belfast)
Mike Pitts
Reviewed by John Robb (University of Cambridge)
Irish Prehistory: a social perspective
Gabriel Cooney and Eoin Grogan
Reviewed by Ian Armit (Queen's University Belfast)
Landscapes of Neolithic Ireland
Gabriel Cooney
Reviewed by Ian Armit (Queen's University Belfast)
Life on a Neolithic Site: Bylany - A Situational Analysis of Artefacts
Ivan Pavlu
Reviewed by Alena Lukes (University of Sheffield)
New Agendas in Irish Prehistory: papers in commemoration of Liz Anderson
Edited by Angela Desmond, Gina Johnson, Margaret McCarthy, John Sheehan and Elizabeth Shee-Twohig
Reviewed by Ian Armit (Queen's University Belfast)