Size: 4to. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Gray gilt-stamped cloth over boards, 286 pages, Bibliography, Index, profusely illustrated in black and white. In a pictorial dust jacket that is lightly bumped at corners. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 3 lbs 13 oz. Category: Archaeology; ISBN: 0300055757. ISBN/EAN: 9780300055757. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 011943. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Lines of standing stones have until now been the neglected wonders of prehistoric Europe. From the multitude of great pillars at Carnac to the elegance of the avenue that leads to the stone circle of Callanish in the Hebrides, visitors have stared in awe but departed in ignorance. There has been nothing to inform them.
From Carnac to Callanish, the first book on the subject, describes the types, which range from pairs of isolated stones in the far south-west of Ireland to networks of long lines in Scotland, Dartmoor and Brittany, in a sequence of architectural chapters that stress the increasing social and commercial connections between regions hundreds of miles apart. Information about excavations, megalithic art, astronomical analyses, legends, all these are used to provide explanations of why the rows were erected, when, and what was their purpose. The book contains a history of research from late mediaeval times to the present day; offers a chronology for the development of the lines from Neolithic times around 3500 BC, to the middle of the Bronze Age a hundred generations later; and reveals how early processional avenues leading to stone circles developed into multiple lines that were added to systematically over many generations before the tradition culminated in simple cult centres for families, easy to put up, yet containing delicate sightlines to the sun or moon.
Scholarship and vivid evocation are combined to present a narrative that is as accessible to the enthusiast as the expert, and the text is augmented by distribution maps, statistical tables, plans and diagrams, as well as numerous photographs which illustrate the magnificence of these splendid but enigmatic rows.
About the Author: Aubrey Burl was until his retirement Principal Lecturer in Archaeology at Hull College of Higher Education.
Title: From Carnac to Callanish: The Prehistoric ...
Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Publication Date: 1993
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition.
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Book Description Yale University Press, 1993. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0300055757-2-4
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Book Description Yale University Press, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0300055757
Book Description Yale University Press, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_231233762
Book Description Yale University Press, New Haven, 1993. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. 286 pages. A very nice copy. Dj has just a hint of edgewear to; in new mylar. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Seller Inventory # H4937
Book Description Yale University Press, 1993. Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in good condition. Seller Inventory # 7505991
Book Description Yale University Press. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 0300055757 Hardback with dust jacket. Tight and clean. Light shelf/edge wear. No marks or damage. VG/VG. Seller Inventory # H10B50005
Book Description Yale University Press 1993-09-10, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 0300055757. Seller Inventory # 618504
Book Description Yale University Press, UK, 1993. Cloth. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Burl's wonderful study; very useful. pp286, illus, plans. DW has shelf wear; now in archival sleeve. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 011092