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Prehistoric Stone Circles (Shire Archaeology)

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Published by Shire Publications .
Written in English


  • European archaeology,
  • Prehistoric archaeology,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology,
  • Sociology,
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain,
  • Archaeology

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7963325M
ISBN 100747806098
ISBN 109780747806097

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This magnificent book is a fascinating account of the prehistoric stone circles at Avebury, which not only date from an earlier era but are also larger than the more famous sarsen stone circle of Stonehenge/5(7). The power of the ancients has come full circle. The prehistoric stone circles represent a golden age of astronomy, mystery and technological prowess, and with the current wave of Megalithomania sweeping the planet, no doubt more will be built, leaving archaeologists and antiquarians of the future as baffled as we are now!Author: Hugh Newman. Stone circle - Wikipedia. The book concentrates first on monumental remains such as stone circles, passage graves, timber circles, palisaded sites and henge monuments. These structures indicate the richness and emotive power of prehistoric architecture, and they are among the most conspicuous signs of early human society to survive in substantial numbers in the present landscape.

in north Wales and the stone circle‑henges of Stenness and Brodgar in Orkney seem to be part of this formative milieu as well. Meanwhile, megalithic features known as coves (box‑like arrangements of three or four stones resembling unroofed megalithic chambers) are a possible link between chambered tombs and stone circles. A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany. Pocket sized and well priced. Start your obsession here! From Carnac to Callanish: The Prehistoric Stone Rows and Avenues of Britain, Ireland and Brittany. Hardcover, Published by Yale Univ Pr, December The definifive reference work for the stones completest.   The latest and most interesting discovery of the stone circles and Adam’s Calendar is the sound frequencies of the rock formations from the earth below them. With modern technology, Tellinger and scientists have been able to detect and measure sound frequencies with acoustic properties made from the earth inside the circles which conduct electricity. Stone Circle Press offers wholesale pricing to booksellers, book clubs and libraries. For more information on discounts and shipping please contact the publisher at [email protected] Ancient Spirit Rising: Reclaiming Your Roots & Restoring Earth Community.

A concentric stone circle is a type of prehistoric monument consisting of a circular or oval arrangement of two or more stone circles set within one another. They were in use from the late Neolithic to the end of the early Bronze Age and are found in England and Scotland. Cobble pavements have been found in the centre of many examples. The best known tradition of stone circle construction occurred across the British Isles and Brittany in the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age, with over surviving examples, including Avebury, the Ring of Brodgar and Stonehenge. Another prehistoric tradition occurred in .   While studying prehistoric Tursachan Chalanais, the main stone circle at Calanais on the Isle of Lewis, the project team surveyed nearby satellite sites to reveal evidence for lost circles .   The most famous of these rings is Stonehenge, but elsewhere in England there are remains of other awe-inspiring prehistoric stone circles as well. For those who are enthralled by these enigmatic rings, this book offers fascinating explanations of their many mysteries.