Stonehenge in its Landscape

    SubTitle

    Twentieth-century excavations
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        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        28 Feb 1995

        Summary

        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.
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        Main Summary

          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Profs Stuart Piggott and Richard Atkinson with J F Stone (1950, 53-5,56,58 and 64) and some smaller, previously unpublished campaigns as well as more recent, small-scale excavations which are already published.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.

          Additional Information

          Series

          Archaeological Reports

          Author

          Cleal
          R Montague
          K E Walker

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          275mm

          Number of Illustrations

          0

          Number of Pages

          632

          ISBN

          9781850746058

          Contents

            Part 1: Geography and history of Stonehenge
            1. Introduction
            2. Previous work and methods
            3. The monument today
            Part 2: Stonehenge, the monument in its setting
            4. Before Stonehenge
            5. The first monument, phase 1
            6. A change of emphasis, phase 2
            7. The stone settings, phase 3
            8. The assimilation of the monument and post-Bronze Age use and abuse
            Part 3: Artefacts and ecofacts: the finds assemblages
            9. Finds assemblages
            Part 4: Discussion
            10. Stonehenge in its landscape
            Appendices
            Bibliography
            Index
            Plans

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