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    DescriptionStonehenge stands as an enduring link to our prehistoric ancestors, yet the secrets it has guarded for thousands of years have long eluded us. Until now, the millions of enthusiasts who flock to the iconic site have made do with mere speculation about Stonehenge s celestial significance, human sacrifice, and even aliens and druids. One would think that the numerous research expeditions at Stonehenge had left no stone unturned. Yet, before the Stonehenge Riverside Project a hugely ambitious, seven-year dig by today s top archaeologists all previous digs combined had only investigated a fraction of the monument, and many records from those earlier expeditions are either inaccurate or incomplete."Stonehenge A New Understanding" rewrites the story. From 2003 to 2009, author Mike Parker Pearson led the Stonehenge Riverside Project, the most comprehensive excavation ever conducted around Stonehenge. The project unearthed a wealth of fresh evidence that had gone untouched since prehistory. Parker Pearson uses that evidence to present a paradigm-shifting theory of the true significance that Stonehenge held for its builders and mines his field notes to give you a you-are-there view of the dirt, drama, and thrilling discoveries of this history-changing archaeological dig."


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    Title
    Stonehenge: A New Understanding
    Subtitle
    Solving the Mysteries of the Greatest Stone Age Monument
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mike Parker Pearson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 410
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 699 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781615190799
    ISBN 10: 1615190791
    Classifications

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    DC21: 936.2319
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    LC classification: DA142 .P37 2013
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    Thema V1.0: NK, NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Experiment
    Imprint name
    Experiment
    Publication date
    04 June 2013
    Author Information
    Mike Parker Pearson is an archaeology professor, the author of" Earthly Remains," and the coauthor of "If Stones Could Speak." He has carried out excavations in South Uist, Madagascar, and at Durrington Walls as part of the Stonehenge Riverside Project and has appeared in the National Geographic Channel documentary "Stonehenge Decoded" and in the "NOVA" episode "Secrets of Stonehenge."
    Review quote
    "["Stonehenge--A New Understanding"] will prove immensely rewarding to any student of the subject" --"Publishers Weekly" "Because the author cites dozens of digs and scientific analyses--many of which lead to various interpretations--this is a difficult book to summarize without risking oversimplification. Fortunately, Pearson writes in an accessible, easy-to-follow style and provides an array of helpful diagrams, reconstruction sketches, and photographs." --"Foreword Reviews" "Renowned archaeologist Pearson presents the findings of the most ambitious and scientifically informed investigation of Stonehenge thus far . . . The most authoritative, important book on Stonehenge to date." --"Kirkus Reviews", starred "A solid, comprehensive introduction to this important World Heritage Site, showing how an immense archaeological project is conducted from beginning to conclusion. Recommended to all interested readers." --"Library Journal" "This is brilliantly written scholarship. The book combines old ideas about the circle with the unexpected revelations of today. It is a triumph." --Aubrey Burl, author of "A Brief History of Stonehenge" and seven other books on prehistoric stone circles "From 2003 to 2009, the archaeologist Mike Pearson led the Stonehenge Riverside Project. . . . His book is a detailed account of that archaeological survey, expressed in a genial style that invigorates the story of the groundwork." --Iain Finlayson, "The Times" (London) "The book describes one of the outstanding archaeological projects of recent years. It is accessible, original, carefully researched and important. But, above all, it is exciting." --Richard Bradley, Reading University "Parker Pearson has collated [all the research findings], accessibly, in his book." --"The Guardian"