The Fens: Discovering England’s Ancient Depths by Francis Pryor
An autobiographical account by a leading fieldworker in the decades when archaeologists and developers were learning to work together. Pryor’s fondness for the landscape underlies accounts of extraordinary discoveries.
Time Song: Searching for Doggerland by Julia Blackburn
Another personal journey, beautifully told by a novelist and memoir writer. The North Sea hides Doggerland, an ancient landscape of hunter-gatherers flooded by rising waters, and connects Blackburn with memories of her late Dutch husband.
The Emergence of the English by Susan Oosthuizen
Oosthuizen challenges the assumption that English origins lie exclusively in Anglo-Saxon settlement. Focusing on landscape, especially what she identifies as common land, she argues from history and archaeology for continuity from prehistoric times. Intense and stimulating.