This course will look at the some of the new materials that have been uncovered in the last 30 years from bog bodies to gold coins, hillforts to roundhouses in Cheshire. Placing this in a British context, we will look at the evidence for settlement and ritual exploring whether this was a warrior society or something more complex.
1. Introduction – Prehistory in the North West: An Introduction
2. North West England: Mesolithic to Bronze Age Occupation
3. Settlement 1: Hillforts and Beyond
4. Settlement 2: Farming and farmsteads
5. Settlement 3: Brochs to proto-towns – regional diversity
6. Iron Age Metalwork
7. Trade and Salt making in Cheshire and Europe
8. Ritual, Burial and Bog Bodies
9. Student contributions
10. The Impact of the Roman Conquest – A Roman Iron Age?'