Barry Cunliffe is one of the most important and distinguished archaeologists in Europe. He is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Oxford, and is the author of over fifteen books.
Cunliffe has written an extraordinary book, which is the culmination of a lifetime s research and thinking about early European history. This is archaeology that truly is history, a definitive account of early Europe from its beginnings to medieval times that draws effortlessly on a myriad of sources. Archaeologists, general readers, and historians alike will delight in this historical tapestry. Brian Fagan, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara, and author of The Long Summer --Brian Fagan"