The Stones Of Britain

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The Stones Of Britain

Author : Jon Cannon
ISBN : 9781472116840
Genre : History
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The Stones of Britain is about how rocks make places. The connection between geology and landscape, between the stones beneath the surface and the history that has played out above it. About the varied character of the British landscape, and the rich variety of places that result. The shattered granite landscape of Dartmoor is different from the soft red sandstone hills of east Devon; the rolling chalk downs distinct from the gritty moors of Yorkshire. Each of these landscapes has a different historical story to tell; that story is rooted in the characteristics of the rocks beneath the surface. The Stones of Britain interprets these stories. It explains the nature of place on the island of Britain, revealing the landscape as the joint product of geology and man: a history rooted in stone.
Category: History

A Guide To The Stone Circles Of Britain Ireland And Brittany

Author : Aubrey Burl
ISBN : 0300114060
Genre : Social Science
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This practical and knowledgeable guidebook deals comprehensively with the stone circles of Britain and Ireland and with the cromlechs and megalithic "horseshoes" of Brittany. This new edition includes a section on "Druidical" circles, romantic creations of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. "This book is not only an elegant and practical guide, it is also the best single-volume study of this extraordinary phenomenon, embracing 500 monuments from Shetland to Brittany. . . . Confident, erudite, pleasurable, this volume can be recommended as travel guide, archaeology, literature, and sheer good company."--Ian Sheperd, British Archaeology "This is a wonderful book and is a must for anyone remotely interested in things megalithic."--Paul Walsh, Archaeology Ireland
Category: Social Science

Spirits Of The Stones

Author : Alan Richardson
ISBN : 0753504146
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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An investigation into the pagan past and the history of the ancient megaliths of the British Isles. The author draws on the experiences of a variety of people, including psychics, shamans, druids and daytrippers, to provide a portrait of Britain as a place of spiritual energy and mystery.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Stone Circles Of Britain Ireland And Brittany

Author : Aubrey Burl
ISBN : 0300083475
Genre : Social Science
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The spectacular stone circles of western Europe, some nearly 6000 years old, have intrigued viewers through the ages. This beautiful book about these megalithic rings explores their ancestry, methods of construction, and eventual desertion. A substantially revised version of Aubrey Burl's highly praised work The Stone Circles of the British Isles, it offers new insights into the purpose of stone circles. It also provides a new interpretation of Stonehenge and of Callanish in Scotland, the first overview of the cromlechs in Brittany, a discussion of the problems of archaeoastronomy as related to stone circles, a greatly expanded Gazetteer, and an up-to-date list of radiocarbon dates and recent excavations.
Category: Social Science

Stone Rows And Standing Stones

Author : Alexander Thom
ISBN : UOM:39015041199608
Genre : Social Science
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(BAR-S560, 1990)
Category: Social Science

The Stones Remain

Author : Kevin Crossley-Holland
ISBN : IND:30000027424161
Genre : History
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Category: History

The Romans Of Britain

Author : Henry Charles Coote
ISBN : UOM:39015074798540
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

Corpus Of Early Christian Inscribed Stones Of South West Britain

Author : Elisabeth Okasha
ISBN : UVA:X002329515
Genre : History
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A catalogue of inscribed stones in Cornwall, and neighboring areas, intended as a resource for scholars wishing to use Medieval artifacts to help illuminate the culture, religion, and society of early Christian Britain. Okasha (English, U. College, Cork, Ireland) constructs a systematic framework for classification, dating, translation, and interpretation. For 79 stones, she then provides the location, history of its study, a physical description, text(s), a discussion of the translation, classification and probable date, a bibliography, and a black- and-white photograph. No subject index. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: History

Report Of The Stone Preservation Committee

Author : Great Britain. Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research. Stone Preservation Committee
ISBN : UOM:39015006901444
Genre : Building stones
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Category: Building stones

Standing With Stones

Author : Rupert Soskin
ISBN : UOM:39015080720728
Genre : History
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The mystical and wondrous ancient stone monuments of Great Britain and Ireland are captured via richly colored photos along with a discussion of why, when, and how they might have been made, including Stonehenge, Stenness, and Arbor Low.
Category: History

The Old Stones

Author : Andy Burnham
ISBN : 9781786782038
Genre : Travel
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WINNER OF CURRENT ARCHAEOLOGY's BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019 “A wonderful guide to the many megaliths of Britain’s Neolithic and Bronze Age.” --Mike Parker Pearson, Professor of British Later Prehistory at UCL This is the most comprehensive and thought-provoking field guide ever published to the iconic standing stones and prehistoric places of Britain and Ireland. The ultimate insiders’ guide, it gives unparalleled insight into where to find prehistoric sites and how to understand them, by drawing on the knowledge, expertise and passion of the archaeologists, theorists, photographers and stones aficionados who contribute to the world’s biggest megalithic website – the Megalithic Portal. Including over 30 maps and site plans and hundreds of colour photographs, it also contains scores of articles by a wide range of contributors, from archaeologists and archaeoastronomers to dowsers and geomancers, that will change the way you see these amazing survivals from our distant past. Locate over 1,000 of Britain and Ireland’s most atmospheric prehistoric places, from recently discovered moorland circles to standing stones hidden in housing estates. Discover which sites could align with celestial bodies or horizon landmarks. Explore acoustic, colour and shadow theory to get inside the minds of the Neolithic and Bronze Age people who created these extraordinary places. Find out which sites have the most spectacular views, which are the best for getting away from it all and which have been immortalized in music. And don't forget to visit the Megalithic Portal website and get involved by posting your discoveries online. Contributors include: Vicki Cummings | Robert Hensey | Joshua Pollard | Kenneth Brophy | Anne Teather | Barney Harris | John Barnatt | Adam Welfare | Kirsty Millican | Terence Meaden | Gail Higginbottom | Liz Henty | Sandy Gerrard | Ian McNeil Cooke | Penelope Foreman and many others All royalties from this book go to support the running of the Megalithic Portal:
Category: Travel

Changes In Britain From The Stone Age To The Iron Age

Author : Claire Throp
ISBN : 9781406291063
Genre : Bronze age
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Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age is a fascinating account of British history from a period that begins around 840,000 when hunter-gatherers were just beginning to use tools, up to 55BC when the Romans first arrived in Britain. The book describes how settlers began early forms of mining and farming, how they made their homes and how they began to trade with other countries. Find out more about life at Skara Brae, the Great Orme Mine and the Lewes Hoard in this amazing history of early British life.
Category: Bronze age