The Stonehenge Landscape

    SubTitle

    Analysing the Stonehenge World Heritage Site
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        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        1 Jul 2015

        Summary

        This illustrated book contains new information and interpretations about Stonehenge itself and parts of its landscape history that have not been covered before.
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        Main Summary

          Stonehenge is arguably the greatest prehistoric monument in western Europe; as a World Heritage Site it ranks in significance with such sites as the Acropolis of Athens, the Pyramids of Giza, Great Zimbabwe and Machu Picchu. Stonehenge sits at the heart of a landscape rich in other monuments and remains of the Neolithic period and Bronze Age that are also part of the World Heritage Site.

          Recent research by English Heritage’s landscape archaeologists within the Stonehenge World Heritage Site has led to the identification of previously unknown sites and, perhaps even more importantly, the re-interpretation of known sites, including Stonehenge itself.  This work has been carried out alongside recent and on-going independent research initiatives conducted by a number of academic institutions, involving international co-operation.

          This book presents the most significant findings of the English Heritage research and shows how it integrates with the results of work undertaken by colleagues in other research bodies. It traces human influence on the landscape from prehistoric times to the very recent past and presents an up-to-date synthesis of the results of recent fieldwork. It will be of value to anyone interested in Stonehenge itself, in megalithic monuments, in the Neolithic period and Bronze Age of Europe and in the historic evolution of chalkland landscapes.

          Additional Information

          Author

          David Field
          Sharon Soutar
          Martyn Barber
          Mark Bowden

          Author Information

          Mark Bowden is based in the Historic England Archaeological Survey and Investigation team.
          Sharon Soutar is a Technical Survey and Graphics Officer at Historic England.
          David Field is a former Investigator at English Heritage
          Martyn Barber is an Aerial Interpretation and Mapping Investigator at Historic England.

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          276mm

          Number of Illustrations

          112

          Number of Pages

          176

          ISBN

          9781848021167

          Contents

            1. Introduction
            2. Early prehistory
            3. Stonehenge in its landscape
            4. Later prehistory
            5. From the Iron Age to the medieval period
            6. The landscape of ‘improvement’
            7. Stonehenge in the 20th century
            8. Review and prospect

            Reviews

              The challenge that the authors of 'The Stonehenge Landscape' faced was the need to treat all aspects of the archaeology and historic landscape equally and this they have done admirably ... an excellent study of a whole landscape ... extremely impressive.
              Stephen Rippon
              Medieval Archaeology, Volume 60, 1, July 2016
              ... the laudable aim of this volume - successfully realised in a notably well illustrated and accessibly written text - is to present an up-to-date overview of current understanding.
              Paul Stamper
              Medieval Research Settlement Group, Vol 51, Nov 2016
              ... it is a significant new addition to scholarship. ... on-the-ground understanding shines from every page.
              British Archaeology, September/October 2015