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Stonehenge has fascinated mankind for centuries, enveloping generation after generation in its haunting mystery. But while much has been learned about this ancient monument, the fundamental questions remain: Who built it? What was its purpose? How was it used?

Drawing on more than 15 years of research, John North has at last succeeded where others have failed. He comprehensively examines Stonehenge from all available angles — archeological, astronomical, and spiritual — and considers relevant research from other prehistoric remains in Britain and Northern Europe. He shows, for the first time, that the stones were not so much sighting devices as maps of the heavens and that the design of the monument evolved over thousands of years rather than conforming to a single original blueprint. Such observations form the basis of deductions about prehistoric life and religion that will profoundly affect our understanding of who we are and where we came from.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [585]-596) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684845128
Author:
North, John
Publisher:
Free Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Prehistoric peoples
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Astronomy, ancient
Subject:
Megalithic monuments
Subject:
Stonehenge (england)
Subject:
Man, prehistoric
Subject:
Wiltshire (England) Antiquities.
Subject:
Wiltshire
Subject:
Stonehenge
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
General Science
Series Volume:
no. 639
Publication Date:
19971009
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
9.56x6.43x1.51 in. 2.11 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Archaeology » Stonehenge and Megaliths

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