Stonehenge

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Oxford University Press, USA, Jun 6, 2002 - History - 48 pages
Who built Stonehenge, and why is it one of the great mysteries of the prehistoric world? Here, Caroline Malone and Nancy Stone Bernard explore the myths, legends, and lies that have surrounded the ancient megaliths since the 12th century, when people believed that the sorcerer Merlin magically transported the stones to England. Readers learn why the druid myth still persists, how the structure was possibly constructed, and why the site was abandoned centuries after it was built. Including numerous sidebars, photographs, and diagrams on the archaeological history of the site and an engaging interview with archaeologist Caroline Malone, Stonehenge captures the imagination and curiosity of every budding archaeologist.
 

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Contents

Where and When
6
Introduction
8
CHAPTER 1 Imaginary Tales and Early Depictions
9
CHAPTER 2 The People Behind the Stones
14
CHAPTER 3 Moving Tons of Stones
20
CHAPTER 4 Years and Years of Building
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CHAPTER 5 Abandoned but Not Forgotten
34
Interview with Caroline Malone
39
Glossary
42
Further Reading on Stonehenge
43
Stonehenge and Related Sites in Southwest England
44
Index
45
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Caroline Malone is at British Museum.

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