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This volume represents a detailed discussion of the structural history of Stonehenge arrived at by the integration of evidence from primary records of excavations carried out between 1901 and 1964. These major campaigns of excavation and recording include those of Professor William Gowland (1901); Lt-Col William Hawley (1919-26); Professors Stuart Piggott and Richard Atkinson with J F Stone (1950 53-55658 and 64) and some smaller previously unpublished campaigns as well as more recent small-scale excavations which are already published.The evidence for the use of the monument from the Middle Neolithic to the present day is discussed in terms of its landscape and social settings. The evidence for the rephasing of the monument including artefactual and ecofactual assemblages details of the radiocarbon dating programme geophysical surveys transcripts of all available field plans sections and stone elevations is presented together with a variety of summary lists concordances and a guide to the site archive.A new suite of radiocarbon determinations has been obtained which redefines our understanding of the sequence of construction and use of the monument and augments the surviving archaeological evidence.Key Features:632 pagesHardbackPublished in 1991

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Guidebook: Stonehenge Stockists

Stonehenge is one of the best-known ancient monuments in the world and its global importance is reflected in its World Heritage Site status. Although its exact purpose remains a mystery this magnificent monument was created in the Neolithic period with banks ditches and iconic standing stones aligned to mark the passage of the sun and the changing seasons at the solstices.This comprehensively revised and superbly illustrated guidebook reflects the recent changes to the site and its surrounding landscape and takes account of the latest research and analysis. It discusses the key questions of when how and why Stonehenge may have...

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Palaces for Pigs - (HB) Stockists

Throughout the centuries there have been castles great and small for animals as diverse as goats and guinea pigs deer and dogs cows and bees pigs and horses as well as bears and even salmon.Thus a red sandstone elephant with a castle on its back was designed for bees in Cheshire in the 1800s and a Grecian temple with tapering Egyptian windows was built for pigs in Yorkshire in 1883. These buildings are not mere curiosities; John Nash applied himself at his most picturesque to a dovecote while Capability Brown was commissioned to create a classical menagerie and Henry Holland designed an elaborate Chinese Dairy.These buildings...

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Ryder & Yates Stockists

For the first time a comprehensive account of the outstanding work of Ryder & Yates has been chronicled in this new book by Tyneside architect Rutter Carroll.Formed by Gordon Ryder and Peter Yates and heavily influenced by Le Corbusier and Berthold Lubetkin the practice dominated the development of modern architecture in the North East of England from the early 1950s where their uncompromising modernism put them in stark contrast to their contemporaries. Structured by building type the book attempts to reveal the principles of design particular to the practice of Ryder & Yates. It tells how from its formation in Newcastle...

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Gateshead - Architecture in a Changing English Urban Landscape Stockists

Gateshead has often been overshadowed by Newcastle its northern neighbour across the River Tyne yet its history is full of fascinating insights into the way in which a northern industrial town experienced the 19th and 20th centuries.This book explores this period of great change through a study of the town's everyday historic landscape. The story of industry includes the legacy of railway engineering and the construction of the Team Valley Trading Estate a nationally significant example of a state-sponsored attempt to engineer economic change. Gateshead's growth brought new civic responsibilities and the borough's...

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Radiocarbon Dates: 1988 - 1993 Stockists

This volume holds a datelist of 882 radiocarbon determinations carried out between 1988 and 1993 on behalf of the Ancient Monuments Laboratory of English Heritage. It contains supporting information about the samples and the sites producing them a comprehensive bibliography and two indexes for reference and analysis. An introduction provides discussion of the character and taphonomy of the dated samples and information about the methods used for the analyses reported and their calibration.The datelist has been collated from information provided by the submitters of the samples and the dating laboratories. Many of the sites...

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Guidebook: Stonehenge. German Stockists

Today visitors experience Stonehenge as a wonder of ancient achievement and an enduring symbol of mystery. But Stonehenge was built as a temple - a place of ceremony of burial and of celebration. The first Stonehenge was simple - just a circular ditch and bank perhaps with a few small upright timber posts or stones - and was constructed about 5000 years ago in the period of prehistory known as the Neolithic or New Stone Age.By about 2500 BC more and much larger stones had been brought to the site huge sarsen stones from north Wiltshire and smaller bluestones from west Wales. This marked the beginning of over 800 years of construction...

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British Seaside Piers Stockists

The seaside pier is perhaps the most iconic symbol of the British holiday resort and for many of us it is the epitome of excursions to the seaside. No two piers are the same ranging as they do from the clear uncluttered deck to elaborately structured pavilions from amusement arcades to the landing stages and theatres that were the highlight of pier life in the early part of the last century.Founded in 1979 under Sir John Betjeman the National Piers Society serves to celebrate the pier raise it in our consciousness and educate us on preservation conservation and the economic benefits for seaside towns of a functioning pier.Published...

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Yeavering Stockists

This volume – originally published in 1977 and long out-of-print but still in demand – describes the excavation of a site near Wooler in Northumberland which is identified with the place called Ad Gefrin by the Venerable Bede.There Edwin of Northumbria had a northern palace; and there Paulinus his Roman missionary achieved mass-conversions. Excavation showed that the roots of Ad Gefrin stretched further back in time. The site was used as a cremation cemetery from about 2000 BC. Put under the plough at or after the time that a British oppidum was established on an overlooking hill it was still receiving cremations...

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An Archaeological Map of Hadrians Wall Stockists

Hadrian's Wall is a towering achievement of military engineering and a monument to the power of one of the greatest empires in world history. Stretching across the spine of England from the North-East coast to the Irish Sea the line of the frontier extends for over 100 miles (160 km) through every type of landscape: from the streets of urban Tyneside through arable fields; along the crags of the wild Whin Sill; to the sands of the Solway and down the coast of Cumbria. It was more than just a wall: it was a whole military zone designed to control movement across the northern frontier of the Roman Britain. Great earthwork...

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Guidebook: Stonehenge. Italian Stockists

Today visitors experience Stonehenge as a wonder of ancient achievement and an enduring symbol of mystery. But Stonehenge was built as a temple - a place of ceremony of burial and of celebration. The first Stonehenge was simple - just a circular ditch and bank perhaps with a few small upright timber posts or stones - and was constructed about 5000 years ago in the period of prehistory known as the Neolithic or New Stone Age.By about 2500 BC more and much larger stones had been brought to the site huge sarsen stones from north Wiltshire and smaller bluestones from west Wales. This marked the beginning of over 800 years of construction...

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