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    DescriptionWritten by two people with unrivalled information from the recent work and knowledge of Silbury Hill and combining scholarly research and readable narrative, this book sets out the archaeological story of Silbury: from an early recognition of its importance to antiquarian and archaeological investigations of the hill. The book describes each event, setting it within its own historical and political context; the story of the monument hanging off the enigmatic and eccentric characters of the time. The collapse on the summit in 2000, leading to the opening of the hill's famous tunnel in 2007 to much media fanfare, is covered. For the first time the results of the recent work are set out in detail, describing early activity on the site, the origins of the monument and the construction techniques used. Numerous new and vivid reconstruction drawings present a new interpretation of this iconic prehistoric monument. The book also describes how the monument was seen and used by later communities; from the Roman small town that grew up around the hill - the inhabitants quite literally living in its shadow; to medieval buildings on the summit. The final chapter discusses what Silbury means to people today: its power and spirituality for locals, visitors, New Agers and Druids alike.


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    Title
    The Story of Silbury Hill
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jim Leary, By (author) David Field, Foreword by Sir David Attenborough
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 581 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848020467
    ISBN 10: 1848020465
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: RNK
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKEWW
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000, SOC003000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    BIC subject category V2: HDL
    DC22: 936.2317
    LC classification: GN776.22.G7 L43 2010
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKEWW
    Thema V1.0: RNK, NKL
    Illustrations note
    100
    Publisher
    ENGLISH HERITAGE
    Imprint name
    ENGLISH HERITAGE
    Publication date
    01 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jim Leary is an Archaeologist with English Heritage David Field is an Archaeological Investigator with English Heritage
    Review quote
    'The story of Silbury Hill is an evocative one and this book does it justice' 'Engagingly written and attractively illustrated with photos and reconstruction drawings' 'This is the best book on Silbury to date, incorportating the results of all the recent investigations. It manages wonderfully to bring out both why the Hill matters to archaeologists and why it matters to everyone else.'
    Table of contents
    1. The nature of time; 2. Kings, Druids and early investigations; 3. Into the twentieth century: Petrie, Atkinson and the BBC; 4. 'What do you mean there's a hole on top of Silbury?'; 5. Creating the mound; 6. Making sense of the mound; 7. Land, stones and the development of monunments; 8. From Small Town to Sele-burh; 9. The Timekeeper.