The Stone Circles: A Field Guide (Hardcover)

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The Stone Circles: A Field Guide (Hardcover)

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The definitive guide to the stone circles of Britain and Ireland
 
From Stonehenge and the Ring of Brogdar to the Rollright Stones and Avebury, the British and Irish Isles are scattered with the stone circles of our prehistoric ancestors. Although there have been many theories to explain them, to this day there is no consensus about their purpose.
 
Colin Richards and Vicki Cummings provide a clear and illuminating field guide to 424 key stone circle sites in Britain and Ireland. Organised by region, this handy volume sets out the features of these megalithic monuments, including their landscape position, construction, and physical properties. The authors take stock of cutting-edge research and recent excavations stone circles that were previously lost to time. They present new insights on the chronology, composition, and roles of different circles to transform our understanding the sites.
 
Beautifully illustrated with photographs, maps, and plans, this is an essential guide to Britain and Ireland’s most mysterious prehistoric monuments.
Colin Richards is professor of archaeology at the University of the Highlands and Islands and author of numerous books, including Building the Great Stone Circles of the North. Vicki Cummings is professor of Neolithic archaeology at the University of Cardiff and is the author of several works, including The Neolithic of Britain and Ireland. This is the authors’ second cowritten book, after Monuments in the Making.
Product Details ISBN: 9780300235982
ISBN-10: 0300235984
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: September 17th, 2024
Pages: 544
Language: English