on 17 February 2004
This book concerns itself with the World heritage site of the Avebury stone circle and its surrounding landscape. One of the many wonderful things about the book is the collaboration between the two authors. The combination of Prehistorian (Pollard)and Medievalist(Reynolds)allows the contents of this book spread itself over a period of some 12000 years, from the earliest mesolithic to the late medieval period. This spread allows the book to escape the usual dry archaeological commentary of other similar texts. The authors synopsis also gives us some new insights into how people may have thought of, moved through and used the Avebury landscape over time. The illustrations, as well as the text and the colour plates, are first class. A good book for any one looking to understand Avebury within a wider context.