Stone Worlds will become one of the defining texts for the phenomenological approach to prehistoric archaeology. It combines narrative, dialogue, diary entries and photo essays to present sometimes conflicting ideas about human engagement with the ancient landscape, and recent artists (Henry Moore, Andy Goldsworthy) who focus upon setting as central themes in their work. The authors conducted five seasons of fieldwork in Leskernick on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, setting out to reinterpret the landscape in its contemporary setting. They depart from a singular authoritative definition of the landscape, instead offering it to observers for their own interpretation. Covering stones in cling-film and painting them, as well as having a site poet, they present a vivid re-creation of the Neolithic and Bronze Age settlement and ritual sites of the moor. -Richard Lee, British Archaeology
About the Author
Barbara Bender is Professor of Heritage Anthropology at University College London and author of Stonehenge: Making Space and other works on landscape archaeology. Sue Hamilton is Reader in Later European Prehistory at University College London and author of numerous articles on aspects of the British and European Bronze and Iron Ages, gendered and sensory landscapes, and archaeological practice. She has conducted fieldwork in southern Britain, France, and Italy. She is co-editor of the book Archaeology and Women. Chris Tilley is Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at University College London and author or editor of fifteen books and many articles on archaeological theory and European prehistory.