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.

The Bell Beaker Transition in Europe. Mobility and Local Evolution during the 3rd Millennium BC
Edited by M. Pilar Prieto Martinez andL Salanova
Reviewed by Neil Wilkin (The British Museum)
Death and Burial in Iron Age Britain
D.W. Harding
Reviewed by Tom Moore (University of Durham)
Images of the Ice Age
P.G. Bahn
Reviewed by Alex Hooper (Falmouth Art Gallery)
Prehistoric Rock Art in Scandinavia
C. Nimura
Reviewed by Alex Hooper (Falmouth Art Gallery)
Rock art through time: Scanian carvings in the Bronze Age and earliest Iron Age
P. Skogland
Reviewed by Kenneth Lymer (Wessex Archaeology)
Scotland in Later Prehistoric Europe
Edited by F. Hunter and I. Ralston
Reviewed by Niall Sharples (University of Cardiff)
The Archaeology of Caves in Ireland
M. Dowd
Reviewed by Lindsey Büster (University of Bradford)
The Lives of Prehistoric Monuments in Iron Age, Roman and Medieval Europe
Edited by M. Diaz-Guardamino, L. Garcia Sanjuan and D. Wheatley
Reviewed by Catriona Gibson (University of Reading)
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)