HIST 330

Britain to AD 600

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 collapse of Roman Britain and the appearance and rise of the Anglo-Saxons.