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Big Book Weekend

Francis Pryor – Paths to the Past

From Channel 4’s Time Team to his extraordinary work at on the Bronze Age site at Flag Fen, Francis has been at the forefront of archaeological discovery for all his life.

Bringing to bear a lifetime’s digging, archaeologist Francis Pryor delves into Britain’s hidden urban and rural landscapes, from Whitby Abbey to the navvy camp at Risehill in Cumbria, from Tintagel to Tottenham’s Broadwater Farm. Through fields, woods, moors, roads, tracks and towns, he reveals the stories of our physical surroundings and what they meant to the people who formed them, used them and lived in them.

These landscapes, he stresses, are our common physical inheritance. If we can understand how to make them yield up their secrets, it will help us, their guardians, to maintain and shape them for future generations.

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