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Michael Pitts - Hengeworld - 9780099278757 - KTG0021082
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Description for Hengeworld Paperback. Pitts, an archaeologist, asks what sort of people designed and built these extraordinary structures. Using computer reconstructions he shows what they looked like - and asks what they are for. This story of the discovery of a lost civilisation that spanned five centuries, a civilisation that now lies mostly beneath the fields of Southern England. Num Pages: 432 pages, 8pp b&w illustrations, maps, plans. BIC Classification: 1D; HBJD1; HBLA; HDA; HDD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 128 x 28. Weight in Grams: 314. Good clean copy with minor shelf wear.
In November 1997 English Heritage announced the discovery of a vast prehistoric temple in Somerset. The extraordinary wooden rings at Stanton Drew are the most recent and biggest of a series of remarkable discoveries that have transformed the way archaeologists think of the great monuments in the region, including Avebury and Stonehenge; one of the world's most famous prehistoric monuments, top tourist site and top location for summer solstice celebrations. The results of these discoveries have not been published outside academic journals and no one has considered the wider implications of these finds. Here Mike Pitts, who has worked as ... Read more

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About Michael Pitts
Mike Pitts, the only living archaeologist to have directed excavations at both Stonehenge and Avebury, studied at the Institue of Archaeology (University College London) before moving to Wiltshire for a stint as Curator of the Alexander Keiller Museum. He has written extensively for academic journals, as well as for radio, newspapers and popular magazines and his first book Fairweather Eden ... Read more

Reviews for Hengeworld
Generations have tried to understand the meaning of this amazing monument... yet till now no one has bene able to say with any confidence what it was for... an up-to-date, eye-opening book on our greatest prehistoric monument
Daily Mail
Reads like a whodunnit
Manchester Evening News
Mike Pitts is that rare thing, an archaeologist who not ... Read more

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