The Stone Circles Of Britain, Ireland And Brittany.
Yale University Press.
New Haven and London
4to. 8 x 10.25 inches. xv +  + 462 pp. Bound in original black cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. A fine copy. Illustrated throughout by maps, plans, photographs, text figures and tables. This standard work on megalithic stone circles by the archaeologist, Aubrey Burl (b.1926) is a substantial revision of his 1976 title, The Stone Circles of the British Isles. It explores their ancestry, methods of construction and eventual desertion and offers new insights into their purpose. It also provides a new interpretation of Stonehenge and Callanish and the first overview of the sites in Brittany, a discussion of the problems of archaeoastronomy and a greatly expanded gazetteer.
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