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    Stonehenge : the story of a sacred landscape / Francis Pryor.
    by Pryor, Francis, author.
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    New York, New York : Pegasus Books Limited, [2018]
    Subjects
  • Megalithic monuments -- England -- Wiltshire.
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  • Engineering.
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  • History, Ancient.
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  • Stonehenge (England)
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  • Wiltshire (England) -- Antiquities.
  • ISBN: 
    9781681776408
    1681776405
    Description: 
    207 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 20 cm
    Edition: 
    First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
    Contents: 
    Prologue: Why Stonehenge matters -- Introduction: Religion, landscape and change -- After the ice (8000-4000 BC) -- The Stonehenge "ritual landscape" (4000-1500 BC) -- Before the great stones, Part I: the formative stage (from 3300 BC) -- Before the great stones, Part II: stage 1 (from 3000 BC) -- The great stones arrive: stage 2 (from 2500 BC) -- The journey from life to death: stage 3 (from 2400 BC) -- Later developments: stages 4 and 5 (2100-1500 BC) -- After the stones -- Stonehenge today -- Appendix I. Timeline of significant events in British prehistory -- Appendix II. The ditch and the gradual establishment of Stonehenge.
    Summary: 
    Perched on the chalk uplands of Salisbury Plain, the megaliths of Stonehenge offer one of the most recognizable outlines of any ancient structure. Its purpose - place of worship, sacrificial arena, giant calendar - is unknown, but its story is one of the most extraordinary of any of the world's prehistoric monuments.
    Constructed in several phases over a period of some 1500 years, beginning in 3000 BC, Stonehenge's key elements are its “bluestones,” transported from West Wales by unexplained means, and its sarsen stones quarried from the nearby Marlborough Downs.
    Francis Pryor delivers a rigorous account of the nature and history of Stonehenge, but also places the enigmatic monument in a wider cultural context, bringing acute insight into how antiquarians, scholars, writers, artists–and even neopagans—have interpreted the mystery over the centuries. (Publisher)
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