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More than a million people visit the Stonehenge World Heritage Site every year, pondering the stones and soaking up the surrounding landscape. When was it built? Who built it? What was it? How did it work?
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About the Author
Timothy Darvill is Professor of Archaeology in the School of Conservation Sciences at Bournemouth University and has been involved with Stonehenge and its management for more than 20 years. Previous books included Prehistoric Britain (1994), the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2002), and Long barrows of the Cotswolds and surrounding areas (The History Press, 2004). He has served as Chairman of the Institute of Field Archaeologists and was a Member of the Council of the National Trust. Current research interests focus on archaeological resource management and the Neolithic of northwest Europe. His is director of the Billown Neolithic Landscape Project working in the Isle of Man.
Well written and easy to understand. The focus of this book is very much about the overall development of this area, rather than concentrating on the monument. As such, it gives valuable insights into what else exists and, in some cases, describes things which are not noted elsewhere (some Stonehenge books contain very similar content, but this is not one of them)
I keep coming back to this book time and time again, so I invested in a copy. Excellent 'in-depth' information for not only Stonehenge as a monument but also puts it in context within the landscape. A great resource for anyone studying archaeology.