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    A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany (Paperback) By (author) Aubrey Burl


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    DescriptionFrom Stonehenge to Callanish, from Newgrange to Er-Lannic, great prehistoric stone circles have drawn thousands of admiring visitors to their sites every year. This practical guidebook deals comprehensively with the stone circles of Britain and Ireland and with the cromlechs and megalithic "horseshoes" of Brittany. The book describes over 400 sites and discusses the archaeology and architectural features of each ring. Burl tells the reader how to find a specific site and what to look for, considers problems of dating the remains, points out interrelationships between widely separated sites, explains place-names, and provides stories about legends, witchcraft, and funerals associated with the rings. He also gives suggestions for practical work on site, telling how to deduce the source of the stones, estimate their weight, calculate the number of people involved in the construction of a ring, and investigate the possibility of alignments to the sun and moon. Featuring information, useful maps, and 70 photographs, this is a resource for those interested in the mysteries of the ancient sanctuaries known as stone circles.


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    A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aubrey Burl
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 276
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 450 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300063318
    ISBN 10: 0300063318

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: HDDA
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009070
    DC21: 930.12
    LC classification: GN805.B869
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NKD
    Illustrations note
    70 b&w photographs, 50 plans and line drawings, bibliography, index
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    03 April 1995
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Table of contents
    Part 1 Great Britain: England - Cornwall, Cumberland, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Lancashire, Northumberland, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Somerset, Westmoreland, Wiltshire, Yorkshire; Scotland - Aberdeenshire, Angus, Arran, Banffshire, Berwickshire, Bute, Caithness, Dumfriesshire, Fife, Inverness-shire, Islay, Kincardineshire, Kirkcudbrightshire, Moray, Orkney; Outer Hebrides - Benbecula, Lewis, North Uist, Peebles-shire, Perthshire Ross & Cromarty, Roxburghshire, Shetlands, Skye, Sutherland, Tiree, Wigtownshire; Wales - Clwyd, Dyfed, Glamorgan, Gwent, Gwynedd, Powys, Ynys Mona; Channel Islands - Jersey, Isle of Man; Northern Ireland - Co. Down, Co. Fermanagh, Co. Londonderry, Co. Tyrone. Part 2 Republic of Ireland: Co. Cavan, Co. Cork, Co. Donegal, Co. Dublin, Co. Galway, Co. Kerry, Co. Kildare, Co. Limerick, Co. Louth, Co. Mayo, Co. Meath, Co. Sligo, Co. Waterford, Co. Wicklow. Part 3 Brittany: Cotes-du-Nord, Finistere, Ille-et-Vilaine, Morbihan.