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Home In Home Francis Pryor, Author Of The Making Of The British Landscape, Archaeologist And Broadcaster, Takes Us On His Lifetime S Quest To Discover The Origins Of Family Life In Prehistoric BritainFrancis Pryor S Search For The Origins Of Our Island Story Has Been The Quest Of A Lifetime In Home, The Time Team Expert Explores The First Nine Thousand Years Of Life In Britain, From The Retreat Of The Glaciers To The Romans Departure Tracing The Settlement Of Domestic Communities, He Shows How Archaeology Enables Us To Reconstruct The Evolution Of Habits, Traditions And Customs But This, Too, Is Francis Pryor S Own Story Of His Passion For Unearthing Our Past, From Yorkshire To The West Country, Lincolnshire To Wales, Digging In Freezing Winters, Arid Summers, Mud And Hurricanes, Through Frustrated Journeys And Euphoric Discoveries Evocative And Intimate, Home Shows How, In Going About Their Daily Existence, Our Prehistoric Ancestors Created The Institution That Remains At The Heart Of The Way We Live Now The Family Under His Gaze, The Land Starts To Fill With Tribes And Clans Wandering This Way And That, Leaving Traces That Can Still Be Seen Today Pryor Feels The Land Rather Than Simply Knowing It Guardian Former President Of The Council For British Archaeology, Dr Francis Pryor Has Spent Over Thirty Years Studying Our Prehistory He Has Excavated Sites As Diverse As Bronze Age Farms, Field Systems And Entire Iron Age Villages He Appears Frequently On TV S Time Team And Is The Author Of The Making Of The British Landscape, Seahenge, As Well As Britain BC And Britain AD, Both Of Which He Adapted And Presented As Channel SeriesShow More Show Less



10 thoughts on “Home

  1. says:

    If I have one criticism of this book it is that Francis Pryor tends to lose a bit of focus at times and meanders off the subject at hand Be that as it may I can feast on Pryor s books all day long As usual, he is easy to read and one always learns.


  2. says:

    Unlike the focused Seahenge, Francis Pryor s Home tries to cover a lot of ground no less than looking at the roots of family life in the Neolithic world, and its development through to recorded history There s a lot of evidence to look at, but a lot of it doesn t deal directly with the home in fact, Pryor discusses Seahenge and Stoneheng


  3. says:

    To describe this book as interesting sounds like damning with faint praise but it isn t Pryor s book is genuinely interesting He brings all his experience as an archaeologist to bear on looking at pre Roman Britain from an angle which is unusual He sees the development of home life and community as the driving force, rather than top down orga


  4. says:

    A fantastic and refreshing book that aims to put the people of prehistory back on the page Rather than a cold and calculating academic treatise, Pryor brings the past vividly to life through his relating of the latest discoveries in archaeology within the framework of his decades of professional experience, all told in a warm and comfortable voic


  5. says:

    A very enjoyable, erudite and all round super book from a major figure of the field and of course a regular on Time Team.Opening with life in the Continent connected Britain of just after the end of the last Ice Age, the book covers a lot of ground in stages, ending with Celtic Britain and a bit about the time of the Romans But the heart of this book


  6. says:

    A fairly convincing view of the likely lifestyle and organisation of live in Mesolithic, Neolithic, and Iron Age in Britain and he very occasionally touches on Ireland that focuses on the family unit as being key as opposed to grander societal structures This idea is compellingly put, but it is maybe pushed very slightly too far to the exclusion of all e


  7. says:

    A very engaging and interesting book which mixes personal anecdote with prehistory and archaeology His argument about the importance of family and against the existence of top down hierarchy is circular and reliant on his own interpretations But for this time period I figure that s fine as there doesn t seem to be much evidence to test it either way.


  8. says:

    A very readable work which covers the full sweep of prehistoric Britain and examines what we can learn of family life and its implictions for the wider community Pryor has an assured, conversational style which is very accessible.Plus I have to give marks to someone who casually mentions the Isle of Man a few times, just because it s there Maybe next time he cou


  9. says:

    In Home, the archaeologist Francis Pryor sets out to explore home and family life and the way ordinary people managed their affairs in the nine or so millennia between the end of the Ice Age and the coming of the Romans He does this in a readable and accessible way which makes this an excellent book for the general reader He bases his arguments on what he has seen i


  10. says:

    A really interesting read, Francis Pryor knows how to tell a story and does not get too technical so that the average reader can get a lot of useful insight without being blinded by science It really opened my eyes to how people were living some 6000 years ago and has changed my perspective of how people lived during these times Well worth a read if you are interested i


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About the Author: Francis Pryor

Francis Manning Marlborough Pryor MBE born 13 January 1945 is a British archaeologist who is famous for his role in the discovery of Flag Fen, a Bronze Age archaeological site near Peterborough, and for his frequent appearances on the Channel 4 television series Time Team.He has now retired from full time field archaeology, but still appears on television and writes books as well as being a work