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This magnificent book is a fascinating account of the prehistoric stone circles at Avebury, which not only date from an earlier era but are also larger than the more famous sarsen stone circle of Stonehenge. Written by a leading archaeologist, the book considers every aspect of Avebury's history and construction and discusses the probable purpose of these massive structures, in the process creating a vivid and moving picture of their creators-a primitive people whose lives were brief, savage, and fearful.

Author Biography: Aubrey Burl was formerly principal lecturer in archaeology, Hull College of Higher Education, East Riding of Yorkshire. He is also the author of Great Stone Circles: Fables, Fictions, Facts, From Carnac to Callanish: The Prehistoric Stone Rows, The Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, and A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland, and Brittany, all published by Yale University Press

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Editorial Reviews

Science News
This beautifully illustrated book discusses Avebury today, where one can still wander among these fascinating stones, and relates the destruction of and excavations at this prehistoric site.
Science News
This beautifully illustrated book discusses Avebury today,where one can still wander among these fascinating stones,and relates the destruction of and excavations at this prehistoric site.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300090871
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Fully Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction 1
1 Avebury Today 13
2 The Destruction of Avebury 25
3 Excavations at Avebury 61
4 Avebury before Avebury 83
5 The Time of Avebury 121
6 The Building of Avebury 153
7 The Enclosing of Avebury 187
8 Lines to Avebury 209
9 The Purpose of Avebury 225
10 Avebury after Avebury 257
App. One 278
App. Two 280
App. Three 282
App. Four 285
Abbreviations 286
Notes 287
Bibliography 300
Index 307
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