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The Stonehenge Landscape

Analysing the Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Author: Sharon Soutar,Mark Bowden,David Field,Martyn Barber

Publisher: English Heritage

ISBN: 9781848021167

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Stonehenge is arguably the greatest prehistoric monument in western Europe; as a World Heritage Site it ranks in significance with such sites as the Acropolis of Athens, the Pyramids of Giza, Great Zimbabwe and Machu Picchu. Stonehenge sits at the heart of a landscape rich in other monuments and remains of the Neolithic period and Bronze Age that are also part of the World Heritage Site. Recent research by English Heritage’s landscape archaeologists within the Stonehenge World Heritage Site has led to the identification of previously unknown sites and, perhaps even more importantly, the re-interpretation of known sites, including Stonehenge itself. This work has been carried out alongside recent and on-going independent research initiatives conducted by a number of academic institutions, involving international co-operation. This book presents the most significant findings of the English Heritage research and shows how it integrates with the results of work undertaken by colleagues in other research bodies. It traces human influence on the landscape from prehistoric times to the very recent past and presents an up-to-date synthesis of the results of recent fieldwork. It will be of value to anyone interested in Stonehenge itself, in megalithic monuments, in the Neolithic period and Bronze Age of Europe and in the historic evolution of chalkland landscapes.


Archäologie, Geschichte, Mythos

Author: Bernhard Maier

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406710026

Category: History

Page: 112

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Stonehenge gehört zu den bekanntesten und zugleich rätselhaftesten Denkmälern der europäischen Vorgeschichte. Seine Anfänge reichen ins 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr. zurück. Ähnlich wie die großen Pyramiden von Gize ist Stonehenge zum Sinnbild einer Kultur und einer Epoche geworden, und ähnlich wie die Pyramiden von Gize gab und gibt auch Stonehenge Anlass zu zahllosen Mutmaßungen, Theorien und Spekulationen. Bernhard Maier hat unseren Kenntnisstand über Stonehenge, seine Erbauer, seine Geheimnisse und seine Rezeption in dieser informativen, knappen Darstellung zusammengefasst.


Author: Francis Pryor

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 178497465X

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Perched on the chalk uplands of Salisbury Plain, the megaliths of Stonehenge offer one of the most recognizable outlines of any ancient structure. Its purpose – place of worship, sacrificial arena, giant calendar – is unknown, but its story is one of the most extraordinary of any of the world's prehistoric monuments. Constructed in several phases over a period of some 1500 years, beginning c. 3000 BC, Stonehenge's key elements are its 'bluestones' , transported from West Wales by unexplained means, and sarsen stones quarried from the nearby Marlborough Downs. Francis Pryor delivers a rigorous account of the nature and history of Stonehenge, but also places the enigmatic stones in a wider cultural context, exploring how antiquarians, scholars, writers, artists, 'the heritage industry' – and even neopagans – have interpreted the site over the centuries.

The Old Stones

A Field Guide to the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland

Author: Andy Burnham

Publisher: Watkins

ISBN: 1786782030

Category: Travel

Page: 400

View: 1383

This is the only book about standing stones created by the whole community of megalith enthusiasts, as represented by the archaeologists, photographers, theorists and stones aficionados who post on the Megalithic Portal. It offers unparalleled coverage of Britain and Ireland's Neolithic and Bronze Age sites: where they are, what to look out for, how to understand them. Featuring 1,000+ sites (500 with full photographic profiles), the book includes many places not covered elsewhere. An introductory essay by archaeologist Vicki Cummings helps readers interpret the sites and surrounding landscape through prehistoric eyes. Throughout the book are feature articles by different contributors on a huge range of topics, from archaeological analysis of key sites (including Stonehenge, Avebury, Durrington Walls, the Dartmoor stone rows, Grimes Graves, the Cumbrian axe factories, Newgrange and many more), reports on cutting-edge excavations at sites such as Must Farm and Ness of Brodgar, as well as discussions of 'mysteries', such as otherworldly experiences, dowsing, healing sites, archaeoastronomy and sacred geometry. Up-to-date archaeological approaches, such as sensory and experimental archaeology, are also explained. Andy Burnham's introduction offers tips for megalith enthusiasts in the field, as well as 'how to' features on drone photography and 3D modelling. With its stunning contemporary design combined with a durable flexi binding, this is a volume to gift and to treasure, to pore over at home and take out on expeditions.

The Old Stones of Ireland

A Field Guide to the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland

Author: Andy Burnham

Publisher: Watkins

ISBN: 178678243X

Category: Travel

Page: 400

View: 3411

This ebook covers both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It could easily have been filled with sites from the RepublicÍs southwest alone, the counties of Cork and Kerry being famed for their wedge tombs and their stone circles (often in absolutely beautiful locations) that include Drombeg, Derreenataggart, Ardgroom, Shronebirrane, Uragh and many others. Otherwise, visitors tend to head for the cluster of sites around Newgrange (Co. Meath) to the east. That there were once even more prehistoric monuments in this rich farmland was revealed in the sweltering summer of 2018, when the parched earth showed up previously undetected sites as cropmarks. Also included in this ebook are many lesser-known but wonderful sites from the north and east of Ireland, such as the vast megalithic complexes of Beaghmore, Carrowmore and Carrowkeel. Each of these will take a whole day to explore fully, so allow plenty of time. The Old Stones of Ireland is part of a series covering the megalithic and other prehistoric sites of Britain and Ireland. The series is published together as The Old Stones: A Field Guide to the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland, available as a book and an ebook.

The Neolithic of Europe

Papers in Honour of Alasdair Whittle

Author: Penny Bickle,Daniela Hofmann,Joshua Pollard

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: 1785706578

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

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The Neolithic of Europe comprises eighteen specially commissioned papers on prehistoric archaeology, written by leading international scholars. The coverage is broad, ranging geographically from southeast Europe to Britain and Ireland and chronologically from the Neolithic to the Iron Age, but with a decided focus on the former. Several papers discuss new scientific approaches to key questions in Neolithic research, while others offer interpretive accounts of aspects of the archaeological record. Thematically, the main foci are on Neolithisation; the archaeology of Neolithic daily life, settlements and subsistence; as well as monuments and aspects of world view. A number of contributions highlight the recent impact of techniques such as isotopic analysis and statistically modeled radiocarbon dates on our understanding of mobility, diet, lifestyles, events and historical processes. The volume is presented to celebrate the enormous impact that Alasdair Whittle has had on the study of prehistory, especially the European and British Neolithic, and his rich career in archaeology.


eine Einführung

Author: Peter Haupt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783534248636

Category: Landscape archaeology

Page: 222

View: 1870

Wie der Mensch die Landschaft formt Der Mensch und seine Umgebung stehen in steter Wechselwirkung. Wie entwickelt sich eine Kulturlandschaft und wie wirkt sie auf die Menschen zurück? Auf dieser zentralen Frage der noch jungen deutschen Landschaftsarchäologie liegt das Hauptaugenmerk dieser Einführung. Neben Quellen und Methoden stellt der Archäologe Peter Haupt Fallbeispiele wie Bergbau, das Umland eines keltischen Oppidums und römische Landparzellierung vor. Das Buch ist die erste Einführung in die neue Forschungsrichtung, die eng mit den Geschichts-, Geo- und Sprachwissenschaften sowie der Biologie zusammenarbeitet. Mehr anzeigen Weniger anzeigen

Archaeology on the A303 Stonehenge Improvement

Author: Matt Leivers,Christopher W. Moore,Michael J. Allen

Publisher: Wessex Archeology


Category: History

Page: 70

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This volume reports on the archaeological works undertaken between 1998 and 2003 as part of the A303 Stonehenge Improvement highway scheme promoted by the Highways Agency. The A303 trunk road and the A344 which pass Stonehenge are widely agreed to have a detrimental effect on its setting and on other archaeological features within the World Heritage Site. Around Stonehenge there is noise and visual intrusion from traffic and also air pollution. Each year nearly one million people visit the World Heritage Site and surroundings, using visitor facilities intended to cater for a much smaller number. Many plans that might improve this situation have been examined, involving partnership working across many organisations. Common to all these has been the aim of removing traffic from the area of Stonehenge and at the same time addressing highways issues with regard to road capacity and safety. This volume sets out the objectives of the extensive programme of archaeological work that was undertaken to inform the planning of the highway scheme, the methods used, the results obtained, and to explain something of the significance of works which provided a 12 km transect across the WHS and beyond: the first of its kind ever undertaken.

The Politics of World Heritage

Negotiating Tourism and Conservation

Author: David Harrison,Michael Hitchcock

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781845410094

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

View: 3458

This collection of papers discuss World Trade Law and focus on the contested nature of World Heritage at sites as diverse as The Netherlands, Ellis Island (USA), post-colonial Mesoamerica, Cambodia, Fiji, Kyrgyzstan, and Vietnam. In addition, eight research notes explore heritage interpretation in the USA, Lebanon, Peru, Indonesia, Singapore, Tasmania and India.


The Biography of a Landscape

Author: Timothy Darvill

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited


Category: History

Page: 319

View: 8353

Looking at Stonehenge, this book considers not only its wider setting, but also its status in time, from 10,000 BC right down to the modern day.

Stonehenge in its landscape

twentieth-century excavations

Author: Rosamund Cleal,K. E. Walker,R. Montague

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 618

View: 7336

This volume represents a detailed discussion of the structural history of Stonehenge, arrived at by the integration of evidence from primary records of excavations carried out between 1901 and 1964. These major campaigns of excavation and recording include those of Prof William Gowland (1901); Lt-Col william Hawley (1919-26); Profs Stuart Piggott and Richard Atkinson with J F Stone (1950, 53-5,56,58 and 64) and some smaller, previously unpublished campaigns as well as more recent, small-scale excavations which are already published.The evidence for the use of the monument from the Middle Neolithic to the present day is discussed in terms of its landscape and social settings. The evidence for the rephasing of the monument, including artefactual and ecofactual assemblages, details of the radiocarbon dating programm, geophysical surveys, transcripts of all available field plans, sections, and stone elevations is presented together with a variety of summary lists, concordances, and a guide to the site archive.A new suite of radiocarbon determinations has been obtained which redefines our understanding of the sequence of construction and use of the monument and augments the surviving archaeological evidence.

Making educated decisions

a landscape preservation bibliography

Author: Charles A. Birnbaum,Cheryl Wagner,Jean S. Jones,Historic Landscape Initiative (Project)

Publisher: United States Govt Printing Office


Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 8699

Conceived and designed for use by landscape practitioners and stewards as well as educators, scholars and students, this bibliography contains over 500 annotated citations referenced by subject, author and geographic indices. It includes English language publications, with a predominant focus on landscape preservation philosophy, research, preservation planning, practice, treatment, management and maintenance. These techniques are often represented in the form of illustrated case studies. Literature from diverse disciplines has been included. Entries are from books, tech. reports, scholarly journals, and published conf. proceed.

From Stonehenge to the Baltic

Living with Cultural Diversity in the Third Millennium BC

Author: Mats Larsson,Michael Parker Pearson

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 229

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Collaboration by the universities of Sheffield and Kalmar and Stockholm in Sweden led to two conferences being held. The second, held at Sheffield in 2006, sought collaboration and the sharing of information on archaeological data and theoretical thought on material culture diversity in the third millennium BC. Nineteen papers are presented in this volume arranged under three headings: material culture diversity in the Baltic; British Beaker burials and the Beaker People Project; Stonehenge and the Stonehenge Riverside Project. General overviews and wide-ranging discussions are joined by results from particular field orr laboratory projects.

Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

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Archaeological Research Agenda for the Avebury World Heritage Site

Author: N.A

Publisher: Wessex Archeology


Category: Social Science

Page: 103

View: 9773

Avebury is one of the few places in southern Britain to have acted as a focus for ceremonial and ritual activity during the Neolithic and early Bronze Age. The rich collection of archaeological sites, some visible and some buried, exerted physical and cultural influence on the landscape and environment for millennia. This volume forms the first formal research agenda for a World Heritage Site and is the result of several years' work by leading specialists. An introductory discussion of the specific research requirements of such an extraordinary site is followed by a Resource Assessment, a Research Agenda and a study of Research Strategies. These sections are arranged chronologically and cover the Palaeolithic through to the Saxon and medieval periods. The final section examines the methods and techniques used to gather data. These include geophysical survey, fieldwalking, aerial survey, evaluation and excavation, GIS survey and metal detecting. Contributors include Andrew J Lawson, Rosemary M J Cleal, Bryn Walters, Andrew Reynolds, Chris Gingell, Mark Corney, Gill Swanton, Peter Fowler, Michael J Allen, Mark Bowden and Nick Burton.


Author: Rosemary Hill

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847650759

Category: History

Page: 281

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Stonehenge is woven into the earliest Arthurian legends and has been analysed by everyone from archaeologists, to town planners, to the Druids who have made it their spiritual home. By refusing to adopt one theoretical position, Rosemary Hill provides the most wide-ranging and expansive history of the megalithic structure to date, from its creation in 3000 BC to the threat of the thunderous main roads that flank it today.


Der erste digitale Weltkrieg

Author: Mark Bowden

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827075203

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Dass Cyberverbrechen und Cyberwar keine bloß virtuellen Gefahren mehr sind, sickert erst allmählich ins öffentliche und politische Bewusstsein. Als der Computerwurm »Conficker« im November 2008 auf die Welt losgelassen wurde, infizierte er binnen weniger Wochen Millionen von Computern weltweit. War er in ein System eingedrungen, konnte er dieses mit anderen verbinden und so ein Netzwerk bilden, das sich von außen kontrollieren ließ. Ein solch großes Botnetz ist theoretisch in der Lage, sämtliche Computernetzwerke zu überwältigen, ohne die heute unsere Banken, Telefone, Kraftwerke oder Flughäfen, ja sogar das Internet selbst kollabieren würden - mit unabsehbaren Folgen. War »Conficker« nur das Werkzeug von Cyberkriminellen oder gar eine reale militärische Waffe mit so nie dagewesenem Zerstörungspotenzial? Mark Bowden erzählt, wie in einem dramatischen Wettlauf Computerexperten alles daransetzen, den brandgefährlichen Wurm auszuschalten. Packend beschreibt er einen nach wie vor völlig unterschätzten Krieg, der buchstäblich unter unseren Fingerspitzen auf der Tastatur ausgefochten wird.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

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Seeing the Unseen. Geophysics and Landscape Archaeology

Author: Stefano Campana,Salvatore Piro

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203889558

Category: Science

Page: 376

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SEEING THE UNSEEN. GEOPHYSICS AND LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY is a collection of papers presented at the advanced XV International Summer School in Archaeology ‘Geophysics for Landscape Archaeology’ (Grosseto, Italy, 10-18 July 2006). Bringing together the experience of some of the world’s greatest experts in the field of archaeological prospection, the focus of this book is not so much on the analysis of single buried structures, but more on researching the entire landscape in all its multi-period complexity. The book is divided into two parts. The first part concentrates on the theoretical basis of the various methods, illustrated for the most part through case-studies and practical examples drawn from a variety of geographical and cultural contexts. The second part focuses on the work carried out in the field during the Summer School. Tutors and students took part in the intensive application of the principal techniques of geophysical prospecting (magnetometry, EM, ERT and ground-penetrating radar) to locate, retrieve, process and interpret data for a large Roman villa-complex near Grosseto. SEEING THE UNSEEN. GEOPHYSICS AND LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY provides a clear illustration of the remarkable potential of geophysical methods in the study of ancient landscapes, and will be usefull to Archaeologists, Geophysicists, Environmental scientists, and those involved in the management of cultural heritage.

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