Wales from the Air – history in the hills


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Wales from the Air – history in the hills

The surviving archaeological and architectural heritage of Wales encompasses a period of 6,000 years, from the first settlers raising mysterious monoliths, through to the fortifications of warring Celts and Roman conquerors, to the towering edifices built by medieval craftsmen.

This book offers a literal overview of the early history of this country, told through bird’s-eye views of the more striking and unusual manmade constructions that can be seen in the landscape today. The monuments and buildings included range in date from late-Prehistoric times up to the start of the Early Modern period (4000BC–AD 1500), and include burial mounds, stone circles, hillforts, boundary dykes, deserted farmsteads, churches, monasteries and castle ruins.

Using cutting-edge drone technology, more than 250 photographs and illustrations provide unique views of landscape features, that would seem insignificant from the ground, helping to unravel the activities of the people who have made Wales their home down the centuries.

Wales from the Air – history in the hills

Paul R. Davis has worked for the Dyfed Archaeological Trust and is currently a surveyor based in South Wales. He has written and illustrated a number of books on the historical architecture of Wales, particularly relating to medieval castles, as well as a guide to the archaeology of the island of Ibiza. He is currently researching the vernacular architecture of the industrialised valleys of Gwent.

Paperback with flaps | 224 pages | 240 x 210 mm | Feb 2024
c.250 colour photographs
ISBN 9781910839690

Weight 0.75 kg
Dimensions 24 × 22 × 1.5 cm


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