The expert in Iron Age farming was the late Peter Reynolds. His recently reprinted, Ancient Farming, is the perfect place to start your research into the life of the pre-Roman Celts. His experimental archaeology at Butser Ancient Farm lead to insights not found in traditional archaeology. For example, digging up bones tells us what kind of animals lived on an Iron Age British farm, but Dr. Reynold's observations of actually raising the descendants of these animals informs us as to how the livestock were kept and how that could affect choices made by the ancient farmer.
2. Nature of Evidence - an explanation of the sources for our knowledge
3 The Sequence of Development - the history of ancient peoples' transition from hunter/gatherers to farmer society
4 Farming - Growing, storing and using plants. Raising and making use of animals
5 The Farming Year - typical farm work by season
A compliment to Ancient Farming, is another book by Dr. Reynolds, Iron-Age Farm: The Butser Experiment, published by Colonade Books, British Museum Publications, Ltd. 1979.6x9 in., 112 pages. It covers the same information, with the addition of chapters on Iron Age buildings and structures. The text deals specifically with the experimental archaeology done at the Butser Ancient Farm in Hampshire, England, with general implications for farming in Iron Age Britain as a whole.