Digging Up Britain – Mike Pitts
Archaeology has the ability to shed new light on those who have gone before us and to radically alter the way we think about history. Mike Pitts presents ten of the most exciting and surprising discoveries in this book.
Some of the sites that he looks at were chance finds, leading to revelations out of proportion with the scale of the original uncovering whereas others are major digs, carried out to rescue and document heritage sites before they are covered over by new developments. Pitts brings the personal experience to some of the sites; so we get the account of how the Finds Liasion Officer from Birmingham was first shown the Staffordshire hoard.
The artist Jeremy Deller writes of this book: ‘This book makes it clear that archaeology is as much about the present as it is the past, we have much to learn from our distant ancestors, who have helped shape our individual and national identity.’
Hardback. 288 pages.
16cm x 24cm x 3cm