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Whilst it is not essential to do any background reading before the course begins, you may find it useful to do so. The reading list below contains books that you can read. You don’t have to read all of these and we don’t specify any that you must read. Instead, these are readings you can use to gain a preliminary understanding of topics, as well as to study in more depth those parts of the course you are particularly interested in. You may also want to take a look at magazines such as British Archaeology, World Archaeology and Current Archaeology.

Further suggestions about ways you can extend your understanding of topics through books, television etc may also be posted as appropriate on this blog.
Collis, J.R. 2003. The Celts, origins, myths, inventions. The History Press.

Cunliffe, B. 2003. The Celts: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.

Cunliffe, B. 2009. Iron Age Communities in Britain, Fourth Edition. Routledge.

Cunliffe, B. 2010. The Druids: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.

Cunliffe B. 2011. Danebury Hillfort. 3rd Edition. The History Press.

Cunliffe, B. 2018. The Ancient Celts. 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press.

Dyer J. 1992. Hillforts of England and Wales. 2nd Edition. Shire Archaeology

Foster, J. 2002. Life and Death in the Iron Age. Ashmolean Museum.

Morse, MA. 2005. How the Celts came to Britain. The History Press.

Pryor, F. 2004. Britain, BC; life in Britain and Ireland before the Romans. Harper Perennial

Reynolds P. 1979.  Iron Age Farm: The Butser Experiment.  Colonnade

Sharples, N M. 1991. Maiden Castle. English Heritage.