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The megalithic monuments of Britain and Ireland

Author: Christopher Scarre
Publisher: London ; New York : Thames & Hudson, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From Stonehenge to Newgrange, one of the richest arrays of megalithic monuments in Europe is found in Britain and Ireland. Tombs, sanctuaries, places of cull and of memory: these Neolithic monuments had numerous functions in prehistoric societies. Transforming the landscape, such grand structures must have represented for their communities a particular way of responding to changing social and symbolic needs, from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
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Scarre, Christopher.
Megalithic monuments of Britain and Ireland.
London ; New York : Thames & Hudson, ©2007
(OCoLC)760695138
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Scarre
ISBN: 9780500286661 0500286663
OCLC Number: 166317789
Notes: "Original edition c2005 Editions Errance, Paris"--Title page verso.
Description: 160 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Monuments, society & landscape --
Scotland --
England & Wales --
Avebury & Stonehenge --
Ireland --
Neolithic monuments in their European setting.
Responsibility: Chris Scarre.

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From Stonehenge to Newgrange, the richest array of megalithic monuments in Europe is found in Great Britain and Ireland. The number and sheer diversity of these structures is astonishing. This title  Read more...

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