Clearly written, well set out and designed, with excellent illustrations … A great addition to Iron Age studies in Wales, and written in such a clear and easy to read style, it is a volume that will attract people new to the subject matter and give all readers a real feel for the geographic area and its fascinating Iron Age past. – Archaeologia Cambrensis
This book brings alive the hillforts of Cardigan Bay – the people who built and occupied them, how and why they were constructed, and what survives, both in terms of visible remains and the artefacts that have been unearthed.
Richly illustrated with the author’s photographs from land, sea and air, and his many reconstruction drawings, the book examines these fascinating earthworks in light of what we know about Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman society. Patterns of daily life, of ritual and ceremony, of domestic and military use, and building arrangements, are all described, as well as the activities that might have occurred during the construction of a hillfort. The book includes a gazetteer of hillforts that can be visited in Ceredigion, including access details.
This new edition includes minor text amends and updated photographs of sites and finds.
Dr Toby Driver is an aerial archaeologist with the Welsh Royal Commission and studied the hillforts of north Ceredigion for his PhD. He has written a number of books and articles about Welsh archaeology and hillforts and has co-directed excavations on Iron Age and Roman sites in west Wales. He is a Fellowof the Society of Antiquaries of London and a Trustee of the Cambrian Archaeological Association.
Paperback | 192 pages | 242 x 171 mm | 2016, Revised edition September 2021
67 colour and 27 b&w illus, 9 maps