HIST 330 - History of Britain, 8000 BC- AD 600 (4)

This class examines the archaeology and history of Britain from about 8,000 BC to the re-appearance of Christianity in 600.  Topics examined include human colonization of the island after the last Ice Age; the rise of the Neolithic period and its associated monuments, such as at  Stonehenge and Orkney; the social, economic, and political transformations of the Iron Age; and the Roman conquest. The second half of the course will consider the the collapse of Roman Britain and the appearance and rise of the Anglo-Saxons.