Stonehenge and Timber Circles

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Author  Alex Gibson
Publisher  Tempus Publishing, Limited
Publication Date   April 1, 2000
ISBN  0752414925
Pages  176

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Praised by The Archaeologist as "a very readable and stimulating review," the author’s ground-breaking study of 1998 is brought up-to-date in the light of the latest archaeological evidence. The author shows how Stonehenge can help us to understand the Neolithic and Bronze Age timber circles of Britain and Ireland, and how these timber circles aid our understanding of Stonehenge. He attempts their reconstruction, discusses their possible usages and functions, and describes how rituals may have changed through time. The relationship of timber circles with henges and stone circles is also explored.

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