- Hengeworld: Life in Britain 2000 B.C.
- Mike Pitts
- 23 July 2020
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Hengeworld: Life in Britain 2000 B.C. characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Download Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Mike Pitts Read Hengeworld: Life in Britain 2000 B.C. Aning of this amazing monumentyet till now no one has been able to say with any confidence what it was foran up to date eye opening book on our greatest prehistoric monument Daily MailReads like awhodunit Manchester Evening NewsMike Pitts is that rare thing an archaeologist who not only makes the newsbut who can also write it This book is a gem witty charming urbane informative Simon Denison British Archaeolog As an bit of an archaeology buff I appreciated that this book gave me a huge amount of balanced information without over simplifying or over embellishing This book perhaps opens uestions than it provides answers but the nuanced and extremely careful information helped me see through other books that are too reductive or conversely sensationalizingDownload Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Mike Pitts
Hengeworld: Life in Britain 2000 B.C. characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Download Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Mike Pitts Read Hengeworld: Life in Britain 2000 B.C. Covery on Avebury at the close of the 20th century Hengeworld tells how recent archaeology has revolutionised the way we think about these great stone circles and the people who built them Finally Pitts shows a pattern emerging from the archaeology of these sites which explains the relationship between then and reconstructs the ceremony that would have symbolised thisGenerations have tried to understand the me Its been twenty odd years since I last explored Stone circles and the like A lot of new sites interpretations and information has come to light in the meantime Mike Pitts book is a very readable summary of much of this new info so for me it was a very good place to start catching upUnlike most archaeology books that are full of jargon and in depth discussions of not very exciting artefacts this book is refreshingly easy to read Rather than a summation of current knowledge the author tells the back story of British archaeology associated with the great henge monuments It is a rather depressing story of amateurish digs professional rivalries and a reluctance to publish results More than anything else this shows why we have had so little certain knowledge on these uniue monuments The good news is that things are starting to change With a massive review of all the accumulated evidence English Heritage the current custodians of Britain s ancient monuments have assembled a new chronology of events at Stonehenge that is a much reliable basis for future work The author bases his work on this revised corpus My main problem with the book was its novel like structure The narrative can jump around all over the place which at times is a significant distraction And when it comes to trying to understand the broad sweep of events it is difficult to access the information I actually wanted I have just finished Stonehenge A New Understanding by Mike Parker Pearson which is much better in several respects
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Hengeworld: Life in Britain 2000 B.C. characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Download Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Mike Pitts Read Hengeworld: Life in Britain 2000 B.C. As famous as it is mysterious Stonehenge lies at he heart of our imagined past Nearby at Avebury is one of the most extraordinary ancient religious landscapes For the first time in over 40 years an archaeologist close to both sites presents the story from the inside Starting at he excavation that followed the collapse of a Stonehenge megalith on the last night of the 19th century and ending with a dramatic dis Hengeworld put the Neolithic henges of Britain into context It is laced with interesting anecdotes which give insight into the way archaeologists work and think The anecdotes do not come at the expense of accurate details about the actual archaeology Pitts is a very clear writer He gives the details about Stonehenge but puts it in the context of the other large henges and the various monuments of the NeolithicI have now read the book cover to cover twice and referred back to it often I recommend it highly