A New Understanding: Solving the Mysteries of the Greatest Stone Age Monument
Author(s): Mike Parker Pearson
Original Publish Date: Jun 04, 2013
Product Number: EB00006431
Released: Jun 04, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781615191727
Publisher: Workman Publishing
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A “leader of the groundbreaking Stonehenge Riverside Project expounds on recent research into the famed site in this revelatory study . . . immensely rewarding” (Publishers Weekly).Stonehenge 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. But the Stonehenge Riverside Project set out to change that. A hugely ambitious, seven-year dig by today's top archaeologists, the project unearthed a wealth of fresh evidence that had gone untouched since prehistory.In Stonehenge: A New Understanding, archaeologist and project director Mike 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 an insider's view of the dirt, drama, and thrilling discoveries of this history-changing archaeological dig.“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