The Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany The stone circles of Western Europe have intrigued spectators through the ages. This book traces the ancestry, methods of construction and the eventual desertion of these megalithic rings. Revised and updated, it features new interpretations of Stonehenge and Callanish in Scotland.
- Published: 01 August 2000
- Format: Hardback 462 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780300083477 ISBN 10: 0300083475
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The spectacular stone circles of western Europe, some nearly 6000 years old, have intrigued viewers through the ages. This beautiful book about these megalithic rings explores their ancestry, methods of construction, and eventual desertion. A substantially revised version of Aubrey Burl's highly praised book The Stone Circles of the British Isles, it offers new insights into the purpose of stone circles. It also provides a new interpretation of Stonehenge and of Callanish in Scotland, the first overview of the cromlechs in Brittany, a discussion of the problems of archaeo-astronomy as related to stone circles, and includes a greatly expanded Gazetteer, and an up-to-date list of radiocarbon dates and recent excavations.