A New Understanding : Solving the Mysteries of the Greatest Stone Age Monument

Author: Michael Parker Pearson,Stonehenge Riverside Project (England)

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615191933

Category: History

Page: 410

View: 4509

"First published in Great Britain in 2012 as Stonehenge: exploring the greatest stone age mystery by Simon & Schuster, a division of Simon & Schuster UK Ltd."--T.p. verso.
Posted in History


Exploring the greatest Stone Age mystery

Author: Mike Parker Pearson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857207334

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 1301

Our knowledge about Stonehenge has changed dramatically as a result of the Stonehenge Riverside Project (2003-2009), led by Mike Parker Pearson, and included not only Stonehenge itself but also the nearby great henge enclosure of Durrington Walls. This book is about the people who built Stonehenge and its relationship to the surrounding landscape. The book explores the theory that the people of Durrington Walls built both Stonehenge and Durrington Walls, and that the choice of stone for constructing Stonehenge has a significance so far undiscovered, namely, that stone was used for monuments to the dead. Through years of thorough and extensive work at the site, Parker Pearson and his team unearthed evidence of the Neolithic inhabitants and builders which connected the settlement at Durrington Walls with the henge, and contextualised Stonehenge within the larger site complex, linked by the River Avon, as well as in terms of its relationship with the rest of the British Isles. Parker Pearson's book changes the way that we think about Stonehenge; correcting previously erroneous chronology and dating; filling in gaps in our knowledge about its people and how they lived; identifying a previously unknown type of Neolithic building; discovering Bluestonehenge, a circle of 25 blue stones from western Wales; and confirming what started as a hypothesis - that Stonehenge was a place of the dead - through more than 64 cremation burials unearthed there, which span the monument's use during the third millennium BC. In lively and engaging prose, Parker Pearson brings to life the imposing ancient monument that continues to hold a fascination for everyone.
Posted in History

In Search of Buddha's Daughters

The Hidden Lives and Fearless Work of Buddhist Nuns

Author: Christine Toomey

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615191941

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 9726

A 60,000-mile odyssey in search of Buddhist nuns—hailed as “inspiring and necessary” (Kirkus), “ambitious” (Tricycle), and “compelling” (Financial Times) They come to the monastic Buddhist life from every faith and career: a policewoman, a princess, a Bollywood star, a violinist. Out of the public eye, despite hardship and even persecution, they vow to seek enlightenment in a world full of noise. Who are these women? What motivates them, and what stands in their way? Award-winning journalist Christine Toomey investigates. From Nepal to California, she encounters unforgettable nuns who reveal the blessings—and perils—of carrying a 2,500-year tradition into the twenty-first century. Often denied equal status with monks, they are nonetheless devoted—to their faith, and to change.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Stonehenge Complete

Author: Christopher Chippindale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500289662

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 5242

Draws on the latest research to provide an overview of the prehistoric monument, including theories about its intended purpose and the challenges of preserving it for the future.
Posted in Social Science

If Stones Could Speak

Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge

Author: Marc Aronson,Michael Parker Pearson

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426305990

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 7102

Explores the mysterious monument of Stonehenge and reveals some of its secrets and history.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Memory Code: The Secrets of Stonehenge, Easter Island and Other Ancient Monuments

Author: Lynne Kelly

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1681773821

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 8428

The discovery of a powerful memory technique used by our Neolithic ancestors in their monumental memory places—and how we can use their secrets to train our own minds In ancient, pre-literate cultures across the globe, tribal elders had encyclopedic memories. They could name all the animals and plants across a landscape, identify the stars in the sky, and recite the history of their people. Yet today, most of us struggle to memorize more than a short poem. Using traditional Aboriginal Australian song lines as a starting point, Dr. Lynne Kelly has since identified the powerful memory technique used by our ancestors and indigenous people around the world. In turn, she has then discovered that this ancient memory technique is the secret purpose behind the great prehistoric monuments like Stonehenge, which have puzzled archaeologists for so long. The henges across northern Europe, the elaborate stone houses of New Mexico, huge animal shapes in Peru, the statues of Easter Island—these all serve as the most effective memory system ever invented by humans. They allowed people in non-literate cultures to memorize the vast amounts of information they needed to survive. But how? For the first time, Dr. Klly unlocks the secret of these monuments and their uses as "memory places" in her fascinating book. Additionally, The Memory Code also explains how we can use this ancient mnemonic technique to train our minds in the tradition of our forbearers.
Posted in Social Science


Making Sense of a Prehistoric Mystery

Author: Colin Richards,Joshua Pollard,Mike Parker Pearson,Kate Welham,Julian Thomas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909990029

Category: Stonehenge (England)

Page: 120

View: 428

Stonehenge is an iconic monument for people all around the world. Built around 5000 years ago, it stands for mystery and forgotten secrets waiting to be decoded. In this latest book in the Council for British Archaeology's ‘Archaeology for All' series, Professor Mike Parker Pearson presents an up-to-date interpretation of Stonehenge and its landscape. Drawing on his years of research and excavation, the author presents a highly readable account that is lavishly illustrated with images by the renowned photographer Adam Stanford and the reconstruction artist Peter Dunn.
Posted in Stonehenge (England)

The Story of Stonehenge

Author: Patricia Southern

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445615878

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 5811

Stonehenge is the best-known but least understood prehistoric monument in the British Isles. Other stone circles are impressive and atmospheric, but none approach the sophistication of Stonehenge.
Posted in History

Solving Stonehenge

The New Key to an Ancient Enigma

Author: Anthony Johnson

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 288

View: 7292

Draws on modern computer analysis to present new theories about Stonehenge's creation, reevaluating the lesser-known 1740 survey of John Wood, presenting arguments that reveal its construction throughout more than 1,000 years, and explaining what the stones themselves reveal about their numbers, spacing, and relationships.
Posted in History


A Time Traveller's Tales from Britain's Prehistory

Author: Francis Pryor

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141971339

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 4361

In Home Francis Pryor, author of The Making of the British Landscape, archaeologist and broadcaster, takes us on his lifetime's quest: to discover the origins of family life in prehistoric Britain Francis Pryor's search for the origins of our island story has been the quest of a lifetime. In Home, the Time Team expert explores the first nine thousand years of life in Britain, from the retreat of the glaciers to the Romans' departure. Tracing the settlement of domestic communities, he shows how archaeology enables us to reconstruct the evolution of habits, traditions and customs. But this, too, is Francis Pryor's own story: of his passion for unearthing our past, from Yorkshire to the west country, Lincolnshire to Wales, digging in freezing winters, arid summers, mud and hurricanes, through frustrated journeys and euphoric discoveries. Evocative and intimate, Home shows how, in going about their daily existence, our prehistoric ancestors created the institution that remains at the heart of the way we live now: the family. 'Under his gaze, the land starts to fill with tribes and clans wandering this way and that, leaving traces that can still be seen today . . . Pryor feels the land rather than simply knowing it' - Guardian Former president of the Council for British Archaeology, Dr Francis Pryor has spent over thirty years studying our prehistory. He has excavated sites as diverse as Bronze Age farms, field systems and entire Iron Age villages. He appears frequently on TV's Time Team and is the author of The Making of the British Landscape, Seahenge, as well as Britain BC and Britain AD, both of which he adapted and presented as Channel 4 series.
Posted in Social Science


A History in Photographs

Author: Julian C. Richards,Julian Richards, Dr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848022652

Category: History

Page: 118

View: 529

Stonehenge is the world's most famous pre-historic monument and, since the middle of the 19th century, probably the most photographed. Using images from English Heritage's unique photographic archive (formerly known as the National Monuments Record), Stonehenge: A History in Photographs charts the last 150 years in the life of this extraordinary and iconic site. These largely unseen images touch on various moments in Stonehenge's history, from the leisurely tourism in the last years of Victoria's reign to the monument of today, a site visited each year by more than one million people from all over the world. This book is a celebration of Stonehenge, in fascinating and often very human images. The text is written by archaeologist and television presenter Julian Richards, someone with a genuine love of Stonehenge. This is a book for all who share a fascination with this magical monument.
Posted in History

Earthly Remains

The History and Science of Preserved Human Bodies

Author: Andrew T. Chamberlain,Michael Parker Pearson

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780714150086

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

View: 5609

The preserved remains of other human beings hold a special fascination for the living. Earthly Remains explores the history and science behind such phenomena as: the bodies of Abraham Lincoln, Lenin, Eva Peron and other famous politicians, embalmed and displayed for political ends; bog bodies, including the famous Lindow Man - how and why did they meet their fate?; mummies from ancient Egypt and even earlier examples from South America; frozen corpses, such as the 5,000-year-old Tyrolean Ice Man; bodies preserved in outline form, including those of Pompeii and Sutton Hoo; and cryonics, embalming and other modern preservation techniques. Illustrated with the images of many of the cases discussed, Earthly Remains is a book that will appeal to everyone's sense of mystery in the history and origins of our ancestors.
Posted in Social Science

The Archaeology of Death and Burial

Author: Michael Parker Pearson

Publisher: Gardners Books

ISBN: 9780750932769

Category: History

Page: 250

View: 8278

The archaeology of death is a central aspect of our attempts to understand vanished societies. Through funeral remains we learn of the attitudes of prehistoric peoples to death and the afterlife, and also of their social organisation.
Posted in History

In Search of the Red Slave

Shipwreck and Captivity in Madagascar

Author: Michael Parker Pearson,Karen Godden

Publisher: Sutton Publishing

ISBN: 9780750929387

Category: History

Page: 217

View: 1749

Pirates, shipwreck and slavery - these are the key themes in this story of an Englishman who spent 14 years of his life in captivity in Madagascar. Although Robert Drury wrote a book about his adventures in 1729, it has long been out of print. This book aims to track down the truth of his story.
Posted in History

Ancient Worlds

The Search for the Origins of Western Civilization

Author: Richard Miles

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014196300X

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 817

Across the Middle East, the Mediterranean and the Nile Delta, awe-inspiring, monstrous ruins are scattered across the landscape - vast palaces, temples, fortresses, shattered statues of ancient gods, carvings praising the eternal power of long-forgotten dynasties. These ruins - the remainder of thousands of years of human civilization - are both inspirational in their grandeur, and terrible in that their once teeming centres of population were all ultimately destroyed and abandoned. In this major book, Richard Miles recreates these extraordinary cities, ranging from the Euphrates to the Roman Empire, to understand the roots of human civilization. His challenge is to make us understand that the cities which define culture, religion and economic success and which are humanity's greatest invention, have always had a cruel edge to them, building systems that have provided both amazing opportunities and back-breaking hardship. This exhilarating book is both a pleasure to read and a challenge to us all to think about our past - and about the present.
Posted in History


The Story So Far

Author: Julian Richards

Publisher: Historic England Publishing

ISBN: 9781848021006

Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: 352

View: 3441

Massive, enduring, iconic--Stonehenge is perhaps the world's most famous prehistoric monument. It has been an object of curiosity for centuries, the subject of endless investigation and source of a thousand theories. In this book, archaeologist Julian Richards sets out to tell Stonehenge's fascinating story up to the present archaeological moment. Starting with a clear explanation of the structures of earth and stone that the monument is composed of, Richards then charts the ways that Stonehenge has been viewed, explored, and explained since medieval times, from its role in the folklore of giants, wizards, and druids, to its use for lavish burials of the elite and their gold, to its importance in the birth of modern archaeology. Tackling the big historical questions--who built Stonehenge, how, and why?--Richards takes a practical and critical look at the current theories and invites us in to the minds and world of our prehistoric ancestors. As the foundations for our understanding of Stonehenge's origins and development, the excavations of the twentieth century are also reexamined in detail, as Richards weighs triumphant recoveries against disastrous destructions. Taking stock of new excavations in the wider landscape and at Stonehenge itself, and packed with diagrams, archival images, and stunning contemporary photography, this edition tells the ongoing story of Stonehenge.
Posted in Excavations (Archaeology)

The Bermuda Triangle, Stonehenge, and Unexplained Places

Author: Dave Kelly,Andrew Coddington

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502628430

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 1740

For centuries, there have been great questions surrounding some of the world's most well-known places. This book explores the history behind locations like the Bermuda Triangle and Stonehenge and examines how science has sought to explain some of the deepest-rooted mysteries of the world. Full of photographs, eyewitness accounts, hoaxes, and scientific approaches, this book allows readers to dive into these fascinating places like never before.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid

Window on the Universe

Author: Bonnie Gaunt

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 9780932813169

Category: History

Page: 100

View: 2207

Through architecture, geometry and mathematics, man can learn the secrets of the universe by examining these ancient structures.
Posted in History

Forks Over Knives

The Plant-Based Way to Health

Author: Gene Stone

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615191461

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 6351

The #1 New York Times bestseller answers: What if one simple change could save you from heart disease, diabetes, and cancer? For decades, that question has fascinated a small circle of impassioned doctors and researchers—and now, their life-changing research is making headlines in the hit documentary Forks Over Knives. Their answer? Eat a whole-foods, plant-based diet—it could save your life. It may overturn most of the diet advice you’ve heard—but the experts behind Forks Over Knives aren’t afraid to make waves. In his book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn explained that eating meat, dairy, and oils injures the lining of our blood vessels, causing heart disease, heart attack, or stroke. In The China Study, Dr. Colin Campbell revealed how cancer and other diseases skyrocket when eating meat and dairy is the norm—and plummet when a traditional plant-based diet persists. And more and more experts are adding their voices to the cause: There is nothing else you can do for your health that can match the benefits of a plant-based diet. Now, as Forks Over Knives is introducing more people than ever before to the plant-based way to health, this accessible guide provides the information you need to adopt and maintain a plant-based diet. Features include: Insights from the luminaries behind the film—Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. John McDougall, The Engine 2 Diet author Rip Esselstyn, and many others Success stories from converts to plant-based eating—like San’Dera Prude, who no longer needs to medicate her diabetes, has lost weight, and feels great! The many benefits of a whole-foods, plant-based diet—for you, for animals and the environment, and for our future A helpful primer on crafting a healthy diet rich in unprocessed fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains, including tips on transitioning and essential kitchen tools 125 recipes from 25 champions of plant-based dining—from Blueberry Oat Breakfast Muffins and Sunny Orange Yam Bisque to Garlic Rosemary Polenta and Raspberry-Pear Crisp—delicious, healthy, and for every meal, every day.
Posted in Health & Fitness

The Land of Painted Caves

Author: Jean M. Auel

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553289438

Category: Fiction

Page: 828

View: 1784

As Ayla studies to become a spiritual leader to Jondalar's people, the Zelandonii, she faces many challenges, including being separated from Jondalar and their young daughter, Jonayla, and experiences a revelation.
Posted in Fiction