Solving Stonehenge: The New Key to an Ancient Enigma

Solving Stonehenge: The New Key to an Ancient Enigma

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by Anthony Johnson
     
 
Stonehenge is seeing a massive surge of interest at present, something which this major reassessment of the monument by geophysics expert Anthony Johnson can only fuel further. Echoing much earlier approaches Johnson focuses his attention on the placement of the stones themselves, but offers quite new conclusions. Using documentation and results from the last 250

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Stonehenge is seeing a massive surge of interest at present, something which this major reassessment of the monument by geophysics expert Anthony Johnson can only fuel further. Echoing much earlier approaches Johnson focuses his attention on the placement of the stones themselves, but offers quite new conclusions. Using documentation and results from the last 250 years of surveying at stonehenge he shows that the stones were laid out to a premeditated design, and that the symmetry and geometry involved were extremely complex, so much so that it must have been geometrical considerations which played the leading role in the design of the structure. A fascinating and well argued work, which is bound to re-ignite old debates and start new ones.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500051559
Publisher:
W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Johnson is an experienced archaeologist based in Oxford, with more than 300 archaeological surveys and site reports to his name.

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Solving Stonehenge: The New Key to an Ancient Enigma 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a high school sophomore student who had to do a research project on Stonehenge. Solving Stonehenge  is a great book that shows diagrams as well sketches of the monument. It is very detailed explains the theories behind Stonehenge as well as how it was constructed in over hundreds of years.  Johnson talks about the  significance of the Neolithic surveyors plan to have the horseshoe arrangement of the trilithons at the heart of the monument surrounded by the Sarsen circle, Aubrey holes, and station stone. Johnson as well explains the geometry of the monument and the way they made the stones all leveled. It doesn't only tell us about Stonehenge it self but also places thats surrounded I like how Johnson tells  his opinion as a archeological surveyor and also has other researcher views of the monument from people that actually have been there and done lots of history behind this monument. I also like how many of the instruments that were used in Stonehenge are still used today. Anyone would enjoy this book if they are interested in history as well as math.