Series editor David Jacques featured in ‘First Britons’ on BBC tonight

David Jacques, series editor for Studies in the British Mesolithic and Neolithic with Graeme Davis, is featured in the BBC 2 Horizon programme ‘First Britons’ tonight at 8 pm. For a clip, please click here.

Horizon reveals how new archaeological discoveries are painting a different picture of the very first native Britons. For centuries it’s been thought that these hunter-gatherers lived a brutal, hand-to-mouth existence. But extraordinary new evidence has forced scientists to rethink who these people were, where they came from and what impact they had on our early history.

Now, our impression is of a hardy, sophisticated people who withstood centuries of extreme climate change and a devastating tsunami that was to give birth to the island nation of Britain. Their way of life may even have survived beyond its greatest ever threat – the farming revolution.

We welcome proposals for the book series:

Studies in the British Mesolithic and Neolithic

Edited by Graeme Davis and David Jacques

Studies in the British Mesolithic and Neolithic presents the results of fieldwork and excavation as well as works of interpretation from all perspectives on the British Neolithic revolution. Archaeological methodology is augmented where appropriate with interdisciplinary techniques, reflecting contemporary practice in the discipline. Throughout the emphasis is on work which makes new contributions to the debate about the transition between hunter gatherer and farming cultures during this pivotal stage in British prehistory.

The series supports the archaeological community both in providing an appropriate forum for research reports as well as supporting interpretative work including cross-disciplinary research. It takes its inspiration from the work of the University of Buckingham’s excavations at Blick Mead in the Stonehenge World Heritage Site.

Studies in the British Mesolithic and Neolithic is based at the Humanities Research Institute, University of Buckingham.

To submit a book proposal, write to us at oxford@peterlang.com.

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