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Re: Britain Begins - Barry Cunliffe
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Oxford University Press (2013, although actually out at the tail-end of 2012).

Up to date thoughts from Sir Barry, based on recent archaeological finds and scientific evidence, covering the period from the earliest Paleolithic arrivals on these shores up to 1100 AD. 553pp, illustrated throughout, including plentiful colour photos. Includes an extensive "further reading" list as well.

Covering such a huge period, it's obviously going to be an overview rather than a detailed study of particular aspects.

Can't wait to get stuck into this, to be honest.

I got it a few weeks ago and it is a good overview ,very easy going and enjoyable . I was mainly disappointed by the genetics .He has realised and does seem to accept that the Oppenheimer influenced genetic data he accepted in the past , has long been superceded and does not fit the archaeology but he is still a someway short of full acceptance .

Why do you think he is not totally convinced George, is it a gut feeling on his part do you think based on his vast experience?

It's not that he is not convinced Roy . He would never have said what he does now 5 years ago , he is just slowly accepting the problem . His vast experience is in archaeology not genetics and he bought into a particular view early on when the data was thin on the ground , we know much more now and there is element of being entreched .

Ah right I see. Thanks George and thanks to TSC for pointing the book out.

I should point out that the genetic stuff only occupies 2- 4 pages of a 500 + page book .

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29th December 2012ce

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