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Landscape of the Megaliths: Excavation and Fieldwork on the by Mark Gillings,Joshua Pollard,Rick Peterson,David Wheatley

By Mark Gillings,Joshua Pollard,Rick Peterson,David Wheatley

This quantity describes the result of the Longstones venture , a joint-universities programme of excavation and survey designed to boost a fuller figuring out of the context and dynamics of monument building within the later Neolithic (3rd millennium BC) of the Avebury quarter, Wiltshire. a number of components of this the world over vital prehistoric monument advanced have been investigated: an early-mid third millennium BC enclosure at Beckhampton; the lately re-discovered Beckhampton road and Longstones Cove; a piece of the West Kennet street; the Falkner's stone circle; and the Cove inside Avebury's Northern internal Circle. The learn sheds new gentle at the complexities and improvement of this monument wealthy region and attention is given to the questions of ways and why ceremonial centres resembling that at Avebury got here into being within the third millennium BC. the significance of figuring out the employer - the affective and perceived inherent features - of fabrics and landscapes is under pressure; and the weird personality of the Wessex monument complexes is highlighted by means of comparability with the layout and sequences of different ceremonial centres in southern Britain. the second one a part of the monograph tracks the later, post-prehistoric, lives of Avebury's megalithic monuments together with a close account of the early 18th-century files of the Beckhampton road made by way of the antiquary William Stukeley.

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