Prehistory is a dynamic area of study in which interpretations can change radically in response to new evidence or developments in investigative techniques. Introductory books on the subject can therefore rapidly become out of date. In response to this problem and to aid the rapid retrieval of accessible, authoritative statements on aspects of the subject, members of the Prehistoric Society have produced the following documents.
Each entry is a short summary of current thinking with suggestions for further reading. Readers wishing to keep abreast of unfolding evidence in archaeology generally are advised to subscribe to British Archaeology or Current Archaeology. The Prehistoric Society welcomes new members, novice or otherwise, and runs talks and visits.
The Introductions are arranged thematically, starting with Methods, and then chronologically (earliest first). All Introduction files can be downloaded as a compressed ZIP archive below.