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Archaeology is both an academic subject and a passionate hobby for thousands around the world. Pen and Sword Archaeology is a fast growing list with the support of Professor Joann Fletcher as well as Dr Nick Saunders acting as Series Consultant to the Modern Conflict Archaeology list.

Pen and Sword Archaeology aims to provide accessible and up to date archaeological books on a wide range of subjects, including the classical world, ancient Egypt, antiquarian biographies, history vs archaeology, local archaeology, image heavy books, maritime archaeology, modern conflict archaeology and battlefield archaeology.

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An Archaeological History of Britain

Jonathan Eaton has provided the essential volume for all students of Archaeology, Classical Civilisations and Ancient History by condensing the entire archaeological history of Britain into one accessible volume. The Archaeological History of Britain takes us from the earliest prehistoric archaeology right up to the contemporary archaeology of the… Read more...

Digging the Trenches

'The book is an excellent introduction to the subject, covering how archaeology is carried out, what it can tell us about the conditions in the front, and ending with poignant tales of four men whose remains were uncovered in the course of archaeological digs….Digging the Trenches is essential reading and unlikely to be displaced as the best single… Read more...