MR. GRINSBLL is an enthusiast about his subject ; and although he does not profess to be a scientifically trained archæologist, if he fails to inspire the reader with his own enthusiasm, it will not be the fault of his excellent descriptions of the barrows of England. He includes all that the amateur will desire to know of the history of the study of barrows, of their types and chronology, of burial customs, of their folk-lore and of their local names. He describes the methods of study in field-work and by excavation. Finally, he gives a detailed topographical list of these monuments, of which the only criticism to be made is that it is more complete for the south of England than it is for the north. The illustrations are good, though small. Brief bibliographies are given for the benefit of those who wish to carry their studies further.
The Ancient Burial-Mounds of England
By. Pp. xiii+240+24 plates. (London: Methuen and Co., Ltd., 1936.) 12s. 6d. net.
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The Ancient Burial-Mounds of England. Nature 140, 218 (1937). https://doi.org/10.1038/140218a0