Stonehenge: A New Interpretation of Prehistoric Man and the Cosmos

Stonehenge: A New Interpretation of Prehistoric Man and the Cosmos


By (author) John David North

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  • Publisher: The Free Press
  • Format: Hardback | 609 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 243mm x 38mm | 957g
  • Publication date: 24 November 1997
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0684845121
  • ISBN 13: 9780684845128

Product description

Stonehenge has fascinated mankind for centuries, enveloping generation after generation in its haunting mystery. But while much has been learned about this ancient monument, the fundamental questions remain: Who built it? What was its purpose? How was it used? Drawing on more than 15 years of research, John North has at last succeeded where others have failed. He comprehensively examines Stonehenge from all available angles -- archeological, astronomical, and spiritual -- and considers relevant research from other prehistoric remains in Britain and Northern Europe. He shows, for the first time, that the stones were not so much sighting devices as maps of the heavens and that the design of the monument evolved over thousands of years rather than conforming to a single original blueprint. Such observations form the basis of deductions about prehistoric life and religion that will profoundly affect our understanding of who we are and where we came from.

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