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This review is from: Megalithic Empire, The (Hardcover)
What chance is there that the current picture of prehistory is true? The current orthodoxies are backed by so little evidence that the door has been left wide open for all kinds of fruitcakes with their theories of ancient astronauts, great goddesses and crystal skulls. Harper and Vered are not fruitcakes. What they have done is look again at the evidence from geology, biology and folklore, and come up with new and imaginative ideas about the behaviour of our ancestors.
Don't buy it expecting a dry academic tome with footnotes and bibliography. Let's leave that for the scholarly edition in twenty years' time. Instead it's a breathless and entertaining charge through the ranks of orthodoxy. I'm not saying it's all true - that would be statistically very unlikely - but if even 10% of their brilliant new ideas were correct this book is destined for classic status.