This long-awaited new work offers an examination of the area now known as Gloucestershire in the later Iron Age and Roman periods. The last substantial book to consider this area and period was published in 1981; much has been discovered in the intervening years and, here, Tim Copeland showcases and explores the latest discoveries and theory.
The county and the area bordering it boast many settlements of major importance including Cirencester, Gloucester and the remarkable collection of Cotswold villas at Chedworth and Woodchester. However, as this book illustrates, numerous smaller and lesser known Roman settlements were of importance to the whole landscape, both economically and socially.
Tim Copeland has taught archaeology at the Universities of Bristol and Gloucestershire. He has excavated at Chedworth Roman villa, and at the sites of Kinsgcote and Claydon Pike. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and has been the Chair of the Council of Europe's Cultural Heritage Expert Committee.