Hengeworld



Hengeworld 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 discovery 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 this.Generations have tried to understand the meaning 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 Archaeology New Download Hengeworld author Mike Pitts For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 409 pages
  • Hengeworld
  • Mike Pitts
  • English
  • 17 July 2018
  • 0099278758

10 thoughts on “Hengeworld

  1. Nikki says:

    For the most part, Hengeworld is a thoughtful discussion of the various discoveries about henge sites, mostly in the Wessex area It looks at dating and old digs, piecing together as accurate a story as possible and trying to put together the context of Stonehenge and the places like it I m pretty happy that, at least in 2000ish when this was written, Pitts was saying nothing controversial his work aligns with that of Francis Pryor notably not referenced, though and Mike Parker Pearson.One For the most part, Hengeworld is a thoughtful discussion of the various discoveries about henge sites, mostly in the Wessex area It looks at dating and old digs, piecing together as accurate a story as possible and trying to put together the context of Stonehenge and the places like it I m pretty happy that, at least in 2000ish when this was written, Pitts was saying nothing controversial his work a...

  2. Lynne Kelly says:

    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 Neolithic.I have now read the book cover to cover twice and referred back to it often I re 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 a...

  3. Caroline says:

    Well, I read 322 pages about stones While I did learn a lot about Stonehenge and the surrounding hengeworld , I felt the manor in which this book was organized was extremely disjointed and hard to follow Th...

  4. Gavin White says:

    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 up.Unlike 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 te 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 up.Unlike 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 unique monuments The good news is that things are starting to change With a massive review of all...

  5. John Carter McKnight says:

    An excellent, readable, comprehensive survey of the state of archaeological knowledge of late Neolithic Britain, along with the the history of the field Pitts brings crucial first hand experience some of the most interesting stories in recent discoveries come from his own work He s readable for a general audience while exhaustively sourcing everything, and including extensive maps and charts Hengeworld attempts a synthesis of knowledge across a range of sites to explain the culture of the An excellent, readable, comprehensive survey of the state of archaeological knowledge of late Neolithic Britain, along with the the history of the field Pitts brings crucial first hand experience some of the most interesting stories in recent discoveries come from his own work He s readable for a general audience while exhaustively sourcing everything, and including extensive maps and charts Hengeworld attempts a synthesis of knowledge across a range of sites to explain the culture of the wood and stone henge builders Like similar books, it also attempts too many other ...

  6. Bird says:

    Do you ever get tired of those goddamn modern druids and wiccans playing around with a made up paganism Do you see hordes of hippies crowded around Stonehenge on a soltice and think, Them folks have no hairy clue Well, this won t make you grit your teeth any less, but it is the best current s...

  7. Jeffrey says:

    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 opensquestions than it provides answers, but the nuanced and extremely careful information ...

  8. Amanda says:

    Fascinating and well written, with a few unexpected odd bits of humor.

  9. Arlene says:

    Research for novel

  10. J.smyth.pdx says:

    Explains previous theories on the purpose of megaliths in ancient times, and develops a new theory to replace them.

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