Since its first publication in 1971, Barry Cunliffe's monumental survey has established itself as a classic of British archaeology. This fully revised fourth edition maintains the qualities of the earlier editions, whilst taking into account the significant developments that have moulded the discipline in recent years. Barry Cunliffe here incorporates new theoretical approaches, technological advances and a range of new sites and finds, ensuring that Iron Age Communities in Britain remains the definitive guide to the subject.

chapter 1|20 pages

The development of Iron Age studies

part |1 pages

Part II: Space and time

part |1 pages

Part III: Themes

chapter 11|2 pages


chapter 14|59 pages

The development of hillforts and oppida

chapter 15|34 pages

Food producing strategies

chapter 16|39 pages

Continental trade and contact

chapter 17|44 pages

Craft, industry and art

chapter 18|10 pages


chapter 19|25 pages

Death and the gods

part |1 pages

Part IV: Systems

chapter 20|26 pages

Iron Age society and social change

chapter 21|4 pages

Models, systems and beyond