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.

Along the Rivers and Through the Mountains
M. Gori
Reviewed by Bisserka Gaydarska (University of Durham)
Neolithic Diversities: Papers from a Conference in Lund, Sweden
Ed. K. Brink, S. Hyden, K. Jennbert, L. Larsson and D. Olausson
Reviewed by Richard Bradley (University of Reading)
Neolithic Horizons: Monuments and Changing Communities in the Wessex Landscape
D. Field and D. McOmish
Reviewed by Andrew Lawson (Salisbury)
Prehistoric, Ancient Near Eastern and Aegean textiles and dress: An interdisciplinary anthology
Edited by M. Harlow, C. Michel and M-L Nosch
Reviewed by John Peter Wild (University of Manchester)
Celtic Art in Europe: Making Connections
C. Gosden, S. Crawford and K. Ulmschneider
Reviewed by Alex Lang (University of Nottingham)
The Stonehenge Landscape
M. Bowden, S. Soutar, D. Field and M. Barber
Reviewed by Julian Richards (Independent Archaeologist and Educator)
The Later Prehistory of North West Europe:The Evidence of Development-led Fieldwork
R. Bradley, S. Haselgrove, M. Van Der Linden and L. Webley
Reviewed by Anthony Harding (Munich Centre for Ancient Worlds)
Coin Hoards in Iron Age Britain
P. de Jersey
Reviewed by Anne Tyacke (FLO, Portable Antiquities Scheme)
Continental Connections: Exploring cross-Channel relationships from the Mesolithic to the Iron Age
H. Anderson-Whymark, D. Garrow and F. Sturt
Reviewed by Penny Bickle (University of York)
Picturing the Bronze Age
J. Ling, P. Skogland and U. Bertilsson
Reviewed by Kenneth Lymer (Wessex Archaeology)
The archaeology of Bronze Age Iberia: Argaric societies
G.A. Jimenez, S. Monton Subias and M. Sanchez Romero
Reviewed by Bob Chapman (University of Reading)
The Historic Landscape of the Mendip Hills
E. Jamieson
Reviewed by Jodie Lewis (University of Worcester)
Ritual in Early Bronze Age grave goods: An examination of ritual and dress equipment, etc
A. Woodward and J. Hunter with D. Buchach, S. Needham and A. Sheridan
Reviewed by Henrietta Quinnell (University of Exeter)
The archaeology of cremation: Burnt human remains in funerary studies
Edited by I. Thompson
Reviewed by Alex Gibson (University of Bradford)
Histories in the making: Excavations at Alfred's Castle 1998-2000
C. Gosden and G. Lock with major contributions by S. Raven, J. Kinory and Z. Kamash
Reviewed by Alex Davies (University of Cardiff)
Elevated Rock Art: Towards a maritime understanding of rock artin Northern Bohuslän
J. Ling
Reviewed by Courtney Nimura (University of Oxford)
L'habitat du Néolithique ancien de Colombelles « Le Lazzaro » (Calvados)
C. Billard, F. Boystyn, C. Hamon and K. Meunier
Reviewed by Penny Bickle (University of York)
Gristhorpe Man: A life and death in the Bronze Age
Edited by Christopher Knüsel
Reviewed by R.N.R. Mikulski (Freelance researcher and Osteoarchaeologist, Cornwall, UK)
Identity and power: The transformation of Iron Age societies in Northeast Gaul
Manuel Fernandez-Gotz
Reviewed by Leo Webley (University of Bristol)
Poulnabrone: An Early Neolithic portal tomb in Ireland
A. Lynch
Reviewed by Alex Gibson (University of Bradford)