“The publication of this volume, the first in what promises to be a distinguished series, is a matter for celebration. This volume is a resounding success at many levels. It provides an accessible narrative of Gwent’s pre-Norman past, it embodies the most up-to-date interpretations presented by those who are at the forefront of research and it reveals, as the story proceeds, the working methods, aspirations and sometimes the frustrations of scholars as they piece together the story of the long march of the people of Gwent.” –The Monmouthshire Antiquary
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“Sobriety and consummate scholarship are the hallmarks of this pioneering volume, setting the scene for the Gwent of our nearer ancestors and of our own day . . . even the most complex, arcane topics are presented clearly and intelligibly . . . Engrossing and intriguing!” –www.gwales.com
About the Author
Miranda Aldhouse-Green is Professor of Archaeology at University of Wales Newport. Her many books include Animals in Celtic Life and Myth, Celtic Goddesses: Warriors, Virgins and Mothers, Dying for the Gods, and, most recently, An Archaeology of Images. Until recently she was archaeology editor of Studia Celtica.
Ray Howell is Reader in History and Medieval Archaeology at the University of Wales Newport. He has directed archaeological excavations on Iron Age, Roman and medieval sites in Gwent and has published widely on the history and archaeology of Wales. He is co-author with Miranda Aldhouse-Green of A Pocket Guide: Celtic Wales.