Avebury parish in Wiltshire contains an amazing collection of Stone Age monuments. Four thousand years ago this stretch of the chalk downs was the ...Show synopsisAvebury parish in Wiltshire contains an amazing collection of Stone Age monuments. Four thousand years ago this stretch of the chalk downs was the metropolis of Britain, with the tallest man-made hill (Silbury), the largest henge or sacred enclosure (Avebury), the great chambered cemetery of West Kennet Long Barrow and the two stone avenues of West Kennet and Beckhampton.Hide synopsis
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Description:Fair in Good jacket. Used. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Book as new...Fair in Good jacket. Used. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Book as new with a matched set of dimples on inside top back cover & back free endpaper where a hard particle of something inorganic was trapped (left no stain, just 2 small dimples). Jacket shows chafing, mild wear at corners & shallow creases along top edge. At the spine & at back gutter are 3 blind tears which do not affect cover of book. "Avebury parish in Wiltshire contains the most amazong collection of Stone Age monuments to be found anywhere in the world. Michael Dames explores the mystery of the Avebury monuments and reveals their collective purpose. Making use of archaeology, ethnography and folklore, he argues that the monuments were key elements in the worship of the Great Goddess, each revealing a different aspect of the ancient fertility cycle corresponding to the agricultural year."--from the publisher's website.
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