Stonehenge: The Story of a Sacred Landscape

Stonehenge: The Story of a Sacred Landscape

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Released July 14, 2016
ISBN 978-1784974619

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Perched on the chalk uplands of Salisbury Plain, the megaliths of Stonehenge offer one of the most recognizable outlines of any ancient structure. Its purpose – place of worship, sacrificial arena, giant calendar – is unknown, but its story is one of the most extraordinary of any of the world's prehistoric monuments.


Constructed in several phases over a period of some 1500 years, beginning c. 3000 BC, Stonehenge's key elements are its ‘bluestones' , transported from West Wales by unexplained means, and sarsen stones quarried from the nearby Marlborough Downs.


Francis Pryor delivers a rigorous account of the nature and history of Stonehenge, but also places the enigmatic stones in a wider cultural context, exploring how antiquarians, scholars, writers, artists, 'the heritage industry' – and even neopagans – have interpreted the site over the centuries.

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Francis Pryor

Francis Manning Marlborough Pryor MBE is a British archaeologist who is famous for his role in the discovery of Flag Fen, a Bronze Age archaeological site near Peterborough, and for his frequent appearances on the Channel 4 television series Time Team.

He has now retired from full-time field archaeology, but still appears on television and writes books as well as being a working farmer. His specialities are in the Bronze and Iron Ages.

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