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Stonehenge for the Ancestors

Part 2: Synthesis

; Joshua Pollard ; Colin Richards ; Julian Thomas ; Kate Welham

For many centuries, scholars and enthusiasts have been fascinated by Stonehenge, the world’s most famous stone circle. In 2003 a team of archaeologists commenced a long-term fieldwork project for the first time in decades. Les mer
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For many centuries, scholars and enthusiasts have been fascinated by Stonehenge, the world’s most famous stone circle. In 2003 a team of archaeologists commenced a long-term fieldwork project for the first time in decades. The Stonehenge Riverside Project (2003-2009) aimed to investigate the purpose of this unique prehistoric monument by considering it within its wider archaeological context.

This is the second of four volumes which present the results of that campaign. It includes studies of the lithics from excavations, both from topsoil sampling and from excavated features, as well as of the petrography of the famous bluestones, as identified from chippings recovered during excavations. Other specialist syntheses are those of the land mollusca. The volume provides an overview of Stonehenge in its landscape over millennia from before the monument was built to the last of its five constructional stages. It concludes with a chapter placing Stonehenge in its full context within Britain and western Europe during the third millennium BC.
With contributions by:

Umberto Albarella, Michael Allen, Richard Bevins, Benjamin Chan, Robert Ixer, Claudia Minniti, Doug Mitcham and Sarah Viner-Daniels
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Forlag: Sidestone Press
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9789088907050
Format: 28 x 20 cm
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VURDERING
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LIST OF FIGURES
LIST OF TABLES
CONTRIBUTORS
PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

1. Introduction
M. Parker Pearson et al.

2. Lithic scatters in ploughsoil from the Stonehenge landscape
D. Mitcham

3. Investigating traditions of stone working and inhabitation in the Stonehenge landscape: the lithics assemblages of the Stonehenge Riverside Project
B. Chan

4. Petrography of bluestones and other lithics
R. Ixer and R. Bevins

5. The lived-in landscape – environment, landscape and land-use: the land snail evidence
M. Allen

6. Before Stonehenge
M. Parker Pearson et al.

7. Stonehenge Stage 1
M. Parker Pearson et al.

8. Stonehenge Stage 2
M. Parker Pearson et al.

9. Stonehenge Stage 3
M. Parker Pearson et al.

10. Stonehenge Stages 4 and 5
M. Parker Pearson et al.

11. Stonehenge in its context
M. Parker Pearson et al.
Mike Parker Pearson is Professor of British Later Prehistory at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. A distinguished prehistorian, he has been involved with many major projects, including leading the recent Stonehenge Riverside Project. Joshua Pollard is a Professor of Archaeology at the University of Southampton. He has wide-ranging research interests in the Neolithic period and has directed and co-directed major fieldwork projects in the Avebury and Stonehenge landscapes. Colin Richards is Professor of World Prehistory in the Deaprtment of Archaeology at the University of Manchester where he mainly specialises in Neolithic archaeology, architecture and monumentality and ethnoarchaeology, with specific interests in Orkney and Easter Island. Julian Thomas is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Manchester. He is a leading expert on Neolithic Britain, and has directed excavations in many parts of Britain from Scotland to southern England. His books include Understanding the Neolithic, Time, Culture and Identity, and The Birth of Neolithic Britain. Kate Welham is Professor of Archaeological Science at Bournemouth University. She has worked on projects in Britain, Kenya, Spain and Easter Island, and is a leading expert in geophysical survey as well as in archaeological materials. She is chair of the UK committee of archaeological heads of departments. She is co-author of Stonehenge: making sense of a prehistoric mystery.