Stonehenge: The Story So Far
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Stonehenge is our greatest prehistoric treasure, a unique stone monument and a lasting testament to the beliefs and skills of our ancient ancestors. Our understanding of Stonehenge, developed from medieval myths and antiquarian speculation to cutting-edge 21st-century science, helps us to answer some of the big questions: who built it and when, how and why?
In this book archaeologist Julian Richards draws on nearly 40 years of personal study to clearly explain the development of Stonehenge’s complex structures and place them in their rich landscape of burial and ceremony. In seeking to explain how Stonehenge was built this book draws on experimentation and practical insight; and trying to answer the most difficult question of why it was built, involves a critical examination of all the current and sometimes conflicting theories.
Despite the best attentions of archaeologists and scientists Stonehenge will always retain some of its mystery – one of the reasons why it is such an object of universal fascination. This lavishly illustrated book is written with both attention to detail and great passion, telling the story of Stonehenge – so far ...
- Revised edition published in October 2017
- Extent: 352pp including 300 illustrations
Size: 246 mm x 289 mm
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