Vote for Atlas of the Hillforts of Britain and Ireland, shortlisted for Book of the Year 2023

The Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland, by Emeritus Professor Gary Lock and Prof Ian Ralston, has been nominated for the Current Archaeology Book of the Year 2023. 

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The hillforts of five countries thoroughly mapped, described and explained

  • Comprehensive coverage of sites across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
  • Includes 308 illustrations and 70 tables
  • Supplementary tables for the maps are available to download from the resources tab below
  • Visit the interactive database of hillforts

This book provides the first comprehensive series of maps of the hillforts of Britain and Ireland, with accompanying commentaries and broader overviews which interpret the survival and detection of this evidence in its later prehistoric and early historic contexts. The authors expertly assess and analyse the available evidence for over 4,000 hillforts from Shetland to Cornwall to County Clare to a single standard and present their findings in both map and descriptive form. Further detailed information is available to search online via the resources tab, below.