Stonehenge : making sense of a prehistoric mystery / Mike Parker Pearson with Joshua Pollard, Colin Richards, Julian Thomas and Kate Welham ; illustrations by Peter Dunn, Adam Stanford and Irene de Luis
- Parker Pearson, Michael, 1957-
- York : Council for British Archaeology, 2015.
- Physical Description:
- xi, 172 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Pollard, Joshua
Richards, Colin, 1953-
Thomas, Julian, 1959-
De Luis, Irene
- Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Understanding the monument -- Mesolithic beginnings -- The arrival of farming -- the Early Neolithic -- The Middle Neolithic -- The Late Neolithic: Stonehenge stage 1 -- The end of the Late Neolithic: Stonehenge stage 2 -- The Copper Age: Stonehenge stage 3 -- The Early Bronze Age: Stonehenge stage 4 -- The Middle Bronze Age: Stonehenge stage 5 -- ch. 2 The Stonehenge landscape -- A sacred place? -- Farmers in the landscape -- Stonehenge in the landscape -- Stonehenge and Durrington Walls -- After Stonehenge: barrows in the landscape -- Stonehenge among fields -- ch. 3 Stonehenge and society -- Society before Stonehenge -- Stonehenge stage 1 A circle for the dead -- Stonehenge stage 2 A meeting house for the ancestors -- Stonehenge stages 3-4 Minor modifications to the monument -- ch. 4 Building Stonehenge -- Europe's megaliths before Stonehenge -- Special places and natural wonders -- Building megalithic monuments -- Stonehenge stage 1 Bringing stones from Wales -- Stonehenge stage 2 Sarsen trilithons, circle and lintels -- Measuring out the monument -- Stonehenge complete? -- ch. 5 Stonehenge as an antiquity -- Stonehenge stage 5 -- Stonehenge graffiti -- Stonehenge as an ancient monument -- Stonehenge in the 20th century -- Peopling the landscape -- past and present -- Working in the Stonehenge landscape -- 6.Glossary -- 7.Acknowledgements -- 8.The authors and illustrators -- 9.Further reading.
- Stonehenge is an iconic monument for people all around the world. Built around 5000 years ago, it stands for mystery and forgotten secrets waiting to be decoded. In this latest book in the Council for British Archaeology"s Archaeology for All series, Professor Mike Parker Pearson presents an up-to-date interpretation of Stonehenge and its landscape. Drawing on his years of research and excavation, the author presents a highly readable account that is lavishly illustrated with images by the renowned photographer Adam Stanford and the reconstruction artist Peter Dunn.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-172)
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment (Campus College Libraries); 2015
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