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.
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Major revision of Stonehenge interpretations.2013年3月30日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
I was familiar with many of the new findings in this book because Mike Parker-Pearson spoke to the NY City AIA a few years ago. However, this book included much more than what was covered by his talk then. If you are interested in the story behind henge monuments, Stonehenge and Durrington Walls in particular, this book is a MUST READ. Furthermore, it's a good read, clear and full of new interpretations, new datings, new findings. I bought it on amazon.uk but understand it will be available in the US this summer.
Not the last word, but the most current word.2015年10月7日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Nothing that's not in this book is worth knowing about Stonehenge. Its author is one of the most knowledgeable and active British archaeologists, who is familiar with all and responsible for much of our real understanding of neolithic Britain.