The Stonehenge Landscape

Analysing the Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Author: Sharon Soutar,Mark Bowden,David Field,Martyn Barber

Publisher: English Heritage

ISBN: 9781848021167

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Stonehenge is arguably the greatest prehistoric monument in western Europe; as a World Heritage Site it ranks in significance with such sites as the Acropolis of Athens, the Pyramids of Giza, Great Zimbabwe and Machu Picchu. Stonehenge sits at the heart of a landscape rich in other monuments and remains of the Neolithic period and Bronze Age that are also part of the World Heritage Site. Recent research by English Heritage’s landscape archaeologists within the Stonehenge World Heritage Site has led to the identification of previously unknown sites and, perhaps even more importantly, the re-interpretation of known sites, including Stonehenge itself. This work has been carried out alongside recent and on-going independent research initiatives conducted by a number of academic institutions, involving international co-operation. This book presents the most significant findings of the English Heritage research and shows how it integrates with the results of work undertaken by colleagues in other research bodies. It traces human influence on the landscape from prehistoric times to the very recent past and presents an up-to-date synthesis of the results of recent fieldwork. It will be of value to anyone interested in Stonehenge itself, in megalithic monuments, in the Neolithic period and Bronze Age of Europe and in the historic evolution of chalkland landscapes.

The Old Stones

A Field Guide to the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland

Author: Andy Burnham

Publisher: Watkins

ISBN: 1786782030

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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This is the only book about standing stones created by the whole community of megalith enthusiasts, as represented by the archaeologists, photographers, theorists and stones aficionados who post on the Megalithic Portal. It offers unparalleled coverage of Britain and Ireland's Neolithic and Bronze Age sites: where they are, what to look out for, how to understand them. Featuring 1,000+ sites (500 with full photographic profiles), the book includes many places not covered elsewhere. An introductory essay by archaeologist Vicki Cummings helps readers interpret the sites and surrounding landscape through prehistoric eyes. Throughout the book are feature articles by different contributors on a huge range of topics, from archaeological analysis of key sites (including Stonehenge, Avebury, Durrington Walls, the Dartmoor stone rows, Grimes Graves, the Cumbrian axe factories, Newgrange and many more), reports on cutting-edge excavations at sites such as Must Farm and Ness of Brodgar, as well as discussions of 'mysteries', such as otherworldly experiences, dowsing, healing sites, archaeoastronomy and sacred geometry. Up-to-date archaeological approaches, such as sensory and experimental archaeology, are also explained. Andy Burnham's introduction offers tips for megalith enthusiasts in the field, as well as 'how to' features on drone photography and 3D modelling. With its stunning contemporary design combined with a durable flexi binding, this is a volume to gift and to treasure, to pore over at home and take out on expeditions.

The Old Stones of Ireland

A Field Guide to the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland

Author: Andy Burnham

Publisher: Watkins

ISBN: 178678243X

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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This ebook covers both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It could easily have been filled with sites from the RepublicÍs southwest alone, the counties of Cork and Kerry being famed for their wedge tombs and their stone circles (often in absolutely beautiful locations) that include Drombeg, Derreenataggart, Ardgroom, Shronebirrane, Uragh and many others. Otherwise, visitors tend to head for the cluster of sites around Newgrange (Co. Meath) to the east. That there were once even more prehistoric monuments in this rich farmland was revealed in the sweltering summer of 2018, when the parched earth showed up previously undetected sites as cropmarks. Also included in this ebook are many lesser-known but wonderful sites from the north and east of Ireland, such as the vast megalithic complexes of Beaghmore, Carrowmore and Carrowkeel. Each of these will take a whole day to explore fully, so allow plenty of time. The Old Stones of Ireland is part of a series covering the megalithic and other prehistoric sites of Britain and Ireland. The series is published together as The Old Stones: A Field Guide to the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland, available as a book and an ebook.

Chalkland

An Archaeology of Stonehenge and Its Region

Author: Andrew J. Lawson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780946418701

Category: Antiquities, Prehistoric

Page: 414

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Chalkland is the summation of more than four decades of first-hand involvement in the discovery and interpretation of the archaeology of Wessex, and of the Stonehenge region in particular. Far more than a reinterpretation of the sequence of events and construction phases which occurred at Stonehenge, this thorough, far-reaching and up-to-date narrative presents a new account of the Wessex chalklands.

Stonehenge Landscapes

Journeys Through Real-and-imagined Worlds

Author: Sally Exon,Vincent L. Gaffney,Ann Woodward,Ron Yorston

Publisher: Archaeopress

ISBN: 9780953992300

Category: History

Page: 139

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Although many studies have been carried out on Stonehenge this one is very different, both in its approach and its methodology. GIS is used to explore the Stonehenge environs in 3D and to analyse the changing relationship between monuments and the landscape from the Mesolithic through to the Early Bronze Age. The CD-Rom allows you to view the distribution of sites in relation to the topography, with control over the location and direction of your viewpoint, and also to study intervisibility between sites. The still photographs provide `real' views of the sites, in contrast to the 3D images which make the landscape seem rather artificial. Additional data, both original and processed, are given on a CD-Rom which also repeats the text from the book, but with many more images.

Stonehenge

Author: Rosemary Hill

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847650759

Category: History

Page: 281

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Stonehenge is woven into the earliest Arthurian legends and has been analysed by everyone from archaeologists, to town planners, to the Druids who have made it their spiritual home. By refusing to adopt one theoretical position, Rosemary Hill provides the most wide-ranging and expansive history of the megalithic structure to date, from its creation in 3000 BC to the threat of the thunderous main roads that flank it today.

Stonehenge

The Biography of a Landscape

Author: Timothy Darvill

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 319

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Looking at Stonehenge, this book considers not only its wider setting, but also its status in time, from 10,000 BC right down to the modern day.

Stonehenge in its landscape

twentieth-century excavations

Author: Rosamund Cleal,K. E. Walker,R. Montague

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 618

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This volume represents a detailed discussion of the structural history of Stonehenge, arrived at by the integration of evidence from primary records of excavations carried out between 1901 and 1964. These major campaigns of excavation and recording include those of Prof William Gowland (1901); Lt-Col william Hawley (1919-26); Profs Stuart Piggott and Richard Atkinson with J F Stone (1950, 53-5,56,58 and 64) and some smaller, previously unpublished campaigns as well as more recent, small-scale excavations which are already published.The evidence for the use of the monument from the Middle Neolithic to the present day is discussed in terms of its landscape and social settings. The evidence for the rephasing of the monument, including artefactual and ecofactual assemblages, details of the radiocarbon dating programm, geophysical surveys, transcripts of all available field plans, sections, and stone elevations is presented together with a variety of summary lists, concordances, and a guide to the site archive.A new suite of radiocarbon determinations has been obtained which redefines our understanding of the sequence of construction and use of the monument and augments the surviving archaeological evidence.

Stonehenge

making space

Author: Barbara Bender,Paul Aitken

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781859739037

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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This book is an imaginative exploration of a place that has fascinated, intrigued and perplexed visitors for centuries. Instead of seeing Stonehenge as an isolated site, the author sets the stones within a wider landscape and explores how use and meaning have changed from prehistoric times right through to the present. Throughout the millennia, the Stonehenge landscape has been used and re-used, invested with new meanings, and has given rise to myths and stories. The author creatively explores how the landscape has been appropriated and contested, and invokes the debates and experiences of people who have very different and often conflicting experiences of the same place. Today, heritage managers, archaeologists, local people, free festivallers, and druids come to the place with entirely different understandings and agendas. The book demonstrates that the creation of spaces and places for people to express divergent viewpoints is powerfully constrained by social and political forces that allow some voices to be heard while others are marginalized. With dialogues and illustrations that range from the conventional to the cartoon strip, this multi-vocal book not only presents a wide range of views in an innovative way, but provides important new insights on how people shape and are shaped by landscape.

Stonehenge World Heritage Site: an Archaelogical Research

Framework

Author: Timothy Darvill,Vanessa Constant,Ehren Milner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848020788

Category:

Page: 178

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Stonehenge is one of Europe’s most eminent prehistoric monuments, a fact recognized in 1986 when the site and its surrounding landscape was inscribed on the World Heritage List. Since that time, much effort has been given to improving the conservation, management and presentation of Stonehenge and its environs. Research has also played an important role with several extensive surveys and selective excavations helping to improve understandings of the site and its setting.But how does all the archaeological work carried out over the last century or so fit together? And what should we do next? This volume sets out to provide and overview of achievements and a framework for future research at and around Stonehenge.

The Malvern Hills

An ancient landscape

Author: Mark Bowden

Publisher: English Heritage

ISBN: 1848021682

Category: Social Science

Page: 72

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Examines the landscape of the Malvern Hills, a ridge of ancient volcanic rocks along the western edge of the Severn Valley. The survey ranges from the early prehistoric period to the present day, including the two large Iron Age hillforts on the ridge.

Progress in Cultural Heritage Preservation

4th International Conference, EuroMed 2012, Lemessos, Cyprus, October 29 -- November 3, 2012, Proceedings

Author: Marinos Ioannides,Dieter Fritsch,Johanna Leissner,Rob Davies,Fabio Remondino,Rossa Caffo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642342345

Category: Computers

Page: 900

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Progress in Cultural Heritage Preservation, EuroMed 2012, held in Lemesos, Cyprus, in October/November 2012. The 95 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 392 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on digital data acquisition technologies and data processing in cultural heritage, 2D and 3D data capture methodologies and data processing in cultural heritage, 2D and 3D GIS in cultural heritage, virtual reality in archaeology and historical research, standards, metadata, ontologies and semantic processing in cultural heritage, data management, archiving and presentation of cultural heritage content, ICT assistance in monitoring and restoration, innovative topics related to the current and future implementation, use, development and exploitation of the EU CH identity card, innovative technologies to asses, monitor and adapt to climate change, digital data acquisition technologies and data processing in cultural heritage, 2D and 3D data capture methodologies and data processing in cultural heritage, on-site and remotely sensed data collection, reproduction techniques and rapid prototyping in cultural heritage, 2D and 3D GIS in cultural heritage, innovative graphics applications and techniques, libraries and archives in cultural heritage, tools for education, documentation and training in CH, standards, metadata, ontologies and semantic processing in cultural heritage, damage assessment, diagnoses and monitoring for the preventive conservation and maintenance of CH, information management systems in CH, European research networks in the field of CH, non-destructive diagnosis technologies for the safe conversation and traceability of cultural assets.

Solving Stonehenge

The New Key to an Ancient Enigma

Author: Anthony Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 288

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Draws on modern computer analysis to present new theories about Stonehenge's creation, reevaluating the lesser-known 1740 survey of John Wood, presenting arguments that reveal its construction throughout more than 1,000 years, and explaining what the stones themselves reveal about their numbers, spacing, and relationships.

Stonehenge

Making Sense of a Prehistoric Mystery

Author: Colin Richards,Joshua Pollard,Mike Parker Pearson,Kate Welham,Julian Thomas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909990029

Category: Stonehenge (England)

Page: 120

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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.

Stonehenge

Exploring the greatest Stone Age mystery

Author: Mike Parker Pearson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857207334

Category: History

Page: 416

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Our knowledge about Stonehenge has changed dramatically as a result of the Stonehenge Riverside Project (2003-2009), led by Mike Parker Pearson, and included not only Stonehenge itself but also the nearby great henge enclosure of Durrington Walls. This book is about the people who built Stonehenge and its relationship to the surrounding landscape. The book explores the theory that the people of Durrington Walls built both Stonehenge and Durrington Walls, and that the choice of stone for constructing Stonehenge has a significance so far undiscovered, namely, that stone was used for monuments to the dead. Through years of thorough and extensive work at the site, Parker Pearson and his team unearthed evidence of the Neolithic inhabitants and builders which connected the settlement at Durrington Walls with the henge, and contextualised Stonehenge within the larger site complex, linked by the River Avon, as well as in terms of its relationship with the rest of the British Isles. Parker Pearson's book changes the way that we think about Stonehenge; correcting previously erroneous chronology and dating; filling in gaps in our knowledge about its people and how they lived; identifying a previously unknown type of Neolithic building; discovering Bluestonehenge, a circle of 25 blue stones from western Wales; and confirming what started as a hypothesis - that Stonehenge was a place of the dead - through more than 64 cremation burials unearthed there, which span the monument's use during the third millennium BC. In lively and engaging prose, Parker Pearson brings to life the imposing ancient monument that continues to hold a fascination for everyone.

The Sounds of Stonehenge

Author: Stephen Banfield

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: 9781407306308

Category: History

Page: 80

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The Sounds of Stonehenge originated as a workshop of the Centre for the History of Music in Britain, the Empire and the Commonwealth (CHOMBEC), held at the Victoria Rooms, University of Bristol, UK in November 2008. The 8 papers contain material pertaining to acoustic physics, anthropology, archaeology, architecture, cognitive psychology, English literature, film studies, history, history of art, media and popular studies, musicology, sociology, and creative composition. Contents: 1) The sounds of Stonehenge: some notes on an acoustic archaeology (Joshua Pollard ); 2) New art - ancient craft: making music for the monuments (John Crewdson and Aaron Watson); 3) Soul music: instruments in an animistic age (Simon Wyatt); 4) Songs of the stones: the acoustics of Stonehenge (Rupert Till); 5) The cultural history of Stonehenge (Ronald Hutton); 6) Megaliths in English art music (Stephen Banfield); 7) Stonehenge and its film music (Guido Heldt); 8) Stonehenge in rock (Timothy Darvill).

Archaeology on the A303 Stonehenge Improvement

Author: Matt Leivers,Christopher W. Moore,Michael J. Allen

Publisher: Wessex Archeology

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 70

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This volume reports on the archaeological works undertaken between 1998 and 2003 as part of the A303 Stonehenge Improvement highway scheme promoted by the Highways Agency. The A303 trunk road and the A344 which pass Stonehenge are widely agreed to have a detrimental effect on its setting and on other archaeological features within the World Heritage Site. Around Stonehenge there is noise and visual intrusion from traffic and also air pollution. Each year nearly one million people visit the World Heritage Site and surroundings, using visitor facilities intended to cater for a much smaller number. Many plans that might improve this situation have been examined, involving partnership working across many organisations. Common to all these has been the aim of removing traffic from the area of Stonehenge and at the same time addressing highways issues with regard to road capacity and safety. This volume sets out the objectives of the extensive programme of archaeological work that was undertaken to inform the planning of the highway scheme, the methods used, the results obtained, and to explain something of the significance of works which provided a 12 km transect across the WHS and beyond: the first of its kind ever undertaken.