Stonehenge Decoded

by Gerald S. Hawkins

Hardcover, 1988

Status

Available

Call number

DA142.H3

Publication

Hippocrene Books (1988), Edition: 2nd, 210 pages

Description

There is a wealth of information in the positioning of the stones, in the successive master plans of the structure and in the choice of the site itself.

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Although I couldn't agree for a moment with Hawkins's conclusions about the astronomical alignments and 'computer' functions of Stonehenge, this is a fascinating account, as illuminating about the world of 1970s archaeology as it is about Stonehenge itself. Hawkins writes in an engaging style and a
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surprising portion of the book focuses on myths and legends surrounding Stonehenge and the archaeology of the monument. No prior knowledge of Stonehenge is assumed but some understanding of astronomy is expected and I found the key chapters on the astronomical theory difficult to follow. A recommended read for those interested in the development of archaeological ideas around Stonehenge.
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Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

1965

Physical description

210 p.

ISBN

0880291478 / 9780880291477

Barcode

34662000588159

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