The Prehistory of the Peak District DVD by Byron Machin
DVD video, runtime 58 mins + 43 minutes bonus.
Remastered and re-edited with new bonus material, this amazing documentary uncovers over 2 million years of human occupation in the spectacular region of the Peak District. Discover the awe inspiring stone monuments of a lost religion and the ancient field systems of the first farmers. Uncover a Wildwood that covered Britain, and the key human revolutions that made us what we are today.
Brien Foerster is an experienced tour guide and this is a very good introduction to the Inca that he uses on his tours. It gives you a good background about the history of the Inca, as well as a clear description of their culture.
Childress takes the reader on journeys deep into deadly jungles, windswept mountains, and scorching deserts in search of lost civilisations and ancient mysteries. Explore stone cities high in mountain forests and fantastic tales of Inca treasure, living dinosaurs, and a mysterious tunnel system. Whether he is hopping freight trains, searching for secret cities or just dealing with the daily problems of food, money, and romance, the author keeps the reader spellbound.
The Serpent Grail: The Truth Behind the Holy Grail, the Philosopher's Stone and the Elixir of Life - Philip Gardiner, Gary Osborn
The truth has been buried for hundreds of years beneath myth, symbolism, and propaganda?but it finally comes to light in these pages and can no longer be denied. This is the story of an extraordinary journey of discovery that uncovers the existence of a serpent-worshipping cult that thrived throughout the world in ancient times and whose influences have permeated all the major religions. The cult?s central rite involved mixing together snake blood and venom in a ceremonial bowl, forging a powerful healing elixir?and the evidence shows that this ritual holds the key to solving such enigmatic mysteries as the Holy Grail, Elixir of Life, Philosopher?s Stone, and the lost city of Atlantis. It's nothing less than a radical reinterpretation of world history.
Star Myths of the Greeks and Romans: A Sourcebook - Theony Condos (Translator)
Star Myths is an excellent sourcebook - for a serious student. If you're looking for entertaining and engaging writing, look elsewhere. If you want a learned (if brief) overview of how the Greek and Roman constellations were named, by whom, and the identities of some of the stars contained therein, then you've got the right volume!
The Megalithomania team have excelled themselves with these DVDs, opening up the yearly conference in Glastonbury to a worldwide audience. There are a lot so I won't list them all here but check them out on the pages for the 2008, 2009 and 2010 conferences.
The Shetland Isles - Liv Kjorsvik Schei (Author), Gunnie Moberg (Photographer)
Shetland is a lively and fascinating place with a distinctive culture. Liv Schei explores the history, folklore and landscape of the islands of Shetland. Illustrated by Gunnie Moberg's photography, the book also focuses on many of the characters who have peopled the islands, and shows how past and present influences have combined to make Shetland what it is today.
Greek and Roman Warfare: Battle, Tactics and Trickery - John Drogo Montagu
A uniquely detailed work which explores the tactics and battle strategies of the Graeco-Roman period. This incisive study goes beyond the arms and armour to reveal the psychology behind history's most emblematic battles. The technology of an army is of course an important factor in its success, but battles are ultimately won by tactics and strategy. From the cunning ambush to oxen with torches masquerading as an escaping army at night, Drogo Montagu explores the intricacies of waging war in the ancient world. Using his extensive knowledge of Graeco-Roman military history, he has created a gripping account of classical military thought.
This lavishly illustrated book conveys the wonder of Ancient Egypt through the daily activities of its people - not the lives of Egypt's royalty or elite classes, but the typical men and women who composed this magnificent civilization. Exceptional for its range, the volume portrays Egyptian life from birth and childhood through education, love and marriage, occupations, war, and finally the soul's journey to the netherworld. A particular strength is the coverage of anatomical material and medical texts.
Time Stands Still: New Light on Megalithic Science - Keith Critchlow
'This book is one of the classics of new antiquarian literature, and the reissue, with an update, is welcome ... Informed by western and Indian classical, this book provides an argument for the sacred nature of the inspiration behind megalithic culture. Fascinating and inspirational throughout, it is an antidote to the view that science is inherently anti-metaphysical.' -- Northern Earth, Winter 2007
The Cygnus Mystery: Unlocking the Ancient Secret of Life's Origins in the Cosmos - Andrew Collins
It was a universal belief in ancient civilizations that life came originally from the cosmos and ultimately would return there after death. The shamanic journey was always to this sky-world - and it appears that it was always located in the direction of the stars of Cygnus - also known as the Northern Cross - and was accessed either via the Milky Way or an imagined cosmic axis. Andrew Collins has found that this ancient belief is based on an early astronomy which is about 17,000 years old.
Meini Hirion and the Sarns of Anglesey - William Evans
Anglesey has far more than its fair share of standing stones, in keeping with the large quantity of archaeological sites on the island. Most of these are large solitary stones, mainly of Bronze origin although are some that were erected recently.Since very early times man has puzzled over the reasons for their existence, and many theories have been put forward. generally these have been that they were great places of importance to the people of the time, possibly of "religious" significance. Dr. William Evans noticed that there was a pattern to their layout on Anglesey.
This is a complete new history of the world's greatest stone circle. Britain's leading expert on stone circles turns his attention to the greatest example of them all - Stonehenge. Every aspect of Stonehenge is re-considered in Aubrey Burl's new analysis. He explains for the first time how the outlying Heel Stone long predates Stonehenge itself, serving as a trackway marker in the prehistoric Harroway. He uncovers new evidence that the Welsh bluestones were brought to Stonehenge by glaciation rather than by man. And he reveals just how far the design of Stonehenge was influenced by Breton styles and by Breton cults of the dead.
Stonehenge: The Secret of the Solstice - Terence Meaden
Looking at known facts of archaeology, science and ancient religion, the author explains these mysteries in terms of the universally-adored, world-renewal fertility/creation myth called the Sacred Marriage or The Marriage of the Gods; for this inspired the device by which the cosmic fertilisation of a female deity on Earth was achieved by visible revelation, the midsummer mating of the rising sun (via its radiant light) with a female standing stone (mis-named the Altar Stone at Stonehenge) inside a womb-like setting of stones.
The Knights of the Holy Grail: The Secret History of the Knights Templar - Tim Wallace-Murphy
Tim Wallace-Murphy explains the heretical spiritual beliefs of the Knights Templar and the Rex Deus families and examines their role in the loss of the Holy Land. He charts their achievements in a remarkable range of endeavours, from building castles and cathedrals to laying the foundations of the modern marketplace. He also uncovers the links between the Rex Deus families and the creation and propagation of the Grail sagas and, later, the foundation of the secret society of Freemasonry.
Full length Audio CD, 2007. Composed as background music for Reed's practicing of Tai Chi and meditation, the four instrumental electronic compositions are lush and tranquil, built on gently pulsing sounds and tones composed by Reed and recorded with assistance from acclaimed producer Hal Willner.
Ley Lines, The Greatest Landscape Mystery - Danny Sullivan
All across the world sacred sites are linked together by mysterious alignments on the landscape. Nowhere has this phenomenon been more thoroughly investigated than in the British Isles where they have come to be known as Ley Lines. First discovered in modern times by the legendary Alfred Watkins who first coined the term, they have been rigorously studied over the last fifty years. This revised and updated edition of the classic study by Danny Sullivan, the last editor of the Ley Hunter, is the most comprehensive guide to the subject ever published.
Fully illustrated, this book is the ideal introduction to Roman-British art, including mosaics, sculpture and architecture. The author discusses art patrons and craftsmen, the close relationship between the political and conomic history of the province and its art, and how Roman art responded rapidly to diverse influences.
Relying on the most recent archaeological evidence as well as on ancient artifacts, T.W. Potter and Catherine Johns assess the impact of the Roman invasion of A.D. 43 to provide a complete picture of Roman Britain. In the context of Britain's place in the empire as a whole, they survey the effect of Romanization in town and country, in the arts, architecture, and religion.
Gods with Thunderbolts: Religion in Roman Britain - Guy de la Bedoyere
Paperback, 304 pages, The History Press, 2007
This is the first book that attempts, systematically, to unravel the wide-ranging evidence that we have for the multifarious beliefs and practices of those living in Roman Britain..Guy de la Bedoyere has presented series on Roman Britain on both Radio 4 and BBC2. He is also the regular Roman expert on Channel 4's Time Team. He has written 14 books on aspects of Roman Britain and the Roman world.
This analysis of the changes - especially those in the visual arts - which occurred between AD 150 and 600, and led into the medieval world has been widely hailed as a masterpiece: 'Books by Richard Reece are typically individual, opinionated and insightful; and this is no exception.' - "British Archaeology". 'Richard Reece's writing is always stimulating; this book will appeal to both specialists and enthusiasts.' - "Oxbow Book News".
Spirit Roads, Exploring Otherworldly Routes in the Old and New Worlds - Paul Devereux
An important and unique work that provides authentic, deeply-researched geographical information on features such as Irish fairy paths, British corpse roads, Dutch death roads, Aborigine "songlines", and Pre-Columbian shamans' routes in the Americas. It is a guidebook to the spiritual geographies of the pre-modern world.
The Traveller's Guide to Sacred England: A Guide to the Legends, Lore and Landscape of England's Sacred Places - John Michell
The renowned expert on sacred places takes us on an unforgettable journey to ruined abbeys and cathedrals, pagan sites and megalithic temples, shrines of saints and visionaries, holy wells, island sanctuaries, and to a host of other places where peace and sanctity are almost tangible. Some of them are famous, others quiet and secluded, but all are centres of spiritual energy and renewal.
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Magic Stones: The Secret World of Ancient Megaliths - Jan Pohribny and Julian Richards
"Magic Stones" documents, in stunning and evocative photographs, our ancestors' obsession with stone. Throughout Europe, from the sun-drenched temples of Malta and the great tombs and alignments of Brittany to the labyrinths of icy Finland, this fascinating book explores these stones in their landscape. This is the most wide-ranging photographic record of ancient European stone structures published to date. It is an inspirational celebration of the beliefs and achievements of our ancient ancestors. It features an introduction by leading archaeologist Julian Richards.
Watchers of the Dawn DVD and ebook by Douglas Scott
Watchers of the Dawn is the result of 20 years research by Douglas Scott, looking at how and why our ancient ancestors aligned standing stones and burial cairns to the sun and moon. DVD and CD-ROM guides to more than 100 prehistoric sites throughout Scotland.
An archaeological study of Cheshire's prehistory, written by former Megalithic Portal editors Victoria and Paul Morgan. Includes an introduction on techniques, dating methods and previous research in Cheshire, chapters on the Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages, and extensive indices on Cheshire sites, further reading and useful addresses and websites. 9"x7"
Highly Recommended in reviews by Aubrey Burl,
Kevin Kilburn and others.
On the Track of a Prehistoric Economy - Hans Peter Blankholm
Aarhus University Press, 1995, 320 pages
This academic study looks at maglemosian subsistence in early postglacial South Scandinavia, with detailed studies of the architectural history of various sites and anthropological notes such as sex and age distribution and the use of tools for hunting, fishing and gathering.
Megalithomania: Artists, Antiquarians and Archaeologists at the Old Stone Monuments - John Michell
168 pages, The Squeeze Press, April 2007
A new paperback edition of this classic book. A feast of extraordinary theories and personalities centred around the mysterious standing stones. John Mitchell tells the wonderful story of the reactions, ancient and modern, to these prehistoric relics, whether astronomical, legendary, mystical or visionary.
Standing with Stones - Rupert Soskin and Michael Bott
A film exploring the mysteries of Britain's ancient stone circles Standing with Stones, has just been released on DVD. It is an exploration into the wealth of prehistoric sites in Britain and Ireland on a scale never before attempted on film. It aims to give a fresh insight into our megalithic heritage. The entire 136-minute documentary - written and presented by Rupert Soskin and produced and directed by Michael Bott - has been researched, scripted, narrated and filmed by just the two themselves, including composing all the music and creating the computer graphics.
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Written by experienced authors, these carefully selected local walks are accompanied by maps and colour photographs. The 25 Walks series titles are little travel guides for seeing the beauty of Great Britain. Each geographical area tells the traveler of 25 different local walks to take to enjoy the sites and scenes of that particular region. Each walk has been thoroughly researched and noted. You'll see everything for which Great Britain is known: historical castles, ancient monuments, the rolling countryside, battle sites, and more. Each book is filled with detailed, easy to use maps for each walk and includes full-color photographs of landmarks and historical places. -- See Great Britain the healthy way -- by walking! Explore ancient ruins and marshes far from the hustle and bustle of normal tourist traffic, and get to know the countries and their people as they really are.
Part of The Stationery Office 25 Walks series. Explore Machrie Moor or climb to the top of Goatfell on Arran. In Ayrshire, stroll on the banks of the River Ayr or visit the magnificent Culzean Castle. This book describes 25 walks in some of Scotland's most beautiful countryside. On Arran you can explore Machrie Moor or climb to the top of Goatfell, while in Ayrshire you can enjoy a stroll on the banks of the River Ayr or a walk that takes in a visit to Culzean Castle.
25 Walks: Aberdeen - Peter Dawes, Alistair Mackenzie, Robert Smith
Part of The Stationery Office 25 Walks series. A guide to 25 walks in and around Aberdeen. Visit the Sands of Forvie, Bennachie and the eerie ruins of Gight Castle. Wander through ancient estates such as Fetternear and climb Elrick Hill.
Skye and Kintail describes 25 walks on the beautiful island of Skye and on the mainland opposite it. From the well-known and picturesque Old Man of Storr to the wildlife and prehistoric remains at Rubh' an Dunain; from the legends surrounding the Five Sisters to the lochs and crags above Plockton, this book guides the walker to areas of outstanding beauty and solitude.
Down District describes 25 walks in the attractive and varied countryside on the eastern side of Co. Down, Northern Ireland. The walks through places of outstanding natural beauty and stretch from the shores of Strangford Lough to where the 'Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea'. They include coastal, forest, lowland, and upland walks. Each has its own historical background with castles, holy shrines, churches, mansions and prehistorical sites. Suitable for all categories of walkers Down District is one of the main walking locations in Ireland.
Describes 25 walks in the varied countryside of the Cotswolds, from Bath in the South to Edge Hill in Warwickshire, 112km (70 miles) further north; and from spectacular scarp views in the west to gentle streams and pastures in the east. Within a 5000 year history, the visitor will find iron age hillforts, Roman roads, medieval monasteries, grand mansions and humble cottages, plus a wealth of wildlife and interest in the way the land is used today.
Discovering a Welsh Landscape: Archaeology in the Clwydian Range - Ian Brown (Author), Mick Sharp and Jean Williamson (Photography)
Part of the Landscapes of Britain series. In the far north-east corner of Wales, a line of hills looks east across the plain into England, guarding the way towards Snowdonia. Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Clwydian Range has a very rich archaeology. This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of this landscape: a history of Wales in microcosm. At the northern end of the Welsh March, the Clwydian Range is a crossroads, a place where outside influences have always been profound. The book consequently places the Range's archaeology in the context of the broader themes in Welsh and British history. Througout, the photographs capture the spirit of Hopkins' original "landscape plotted and pieced."
Landscapes for the World: Conserving a Global Heritage - Peter Fowler
Part of the Landscapes of Britain series. The book explores some extraordinary places, which anyone interested in landscape would wish to visit: places such as the Tongariro volcanic landscape in New Zealand; The Portuguese port wine region of Alto Douro; and the rice-growing terraces of the Cordilleras in the Philippines. The author, who has been actively involved in the inscription process, asks how we can recognise a World Heritage landscape, and discusses the politics of designation and conservation.
Part of the Terrail series of large, colour-illustrated studies on artists, movements or architecture. A study of art in prehistoric caves such as Altamira in Spain and the Lascaux cave in France, demonstrating the symbolism and rituals represented by prehistoric art. 12?x10?, colour throughout
The Seven Wonders of the World - John & Elizabeth Romer
Ancient and modern accounts of the Wonders reconstructing their appearances and the stories of their creation and destruction, and exploring reasons for the enduring popularity of the idea of the canon of Wonders.
A fictional tale of ancient times in the Orkney Islands by the celebrated Scottish writer, telling of the adventures of a group of pre-historical islanders when they leave their village to cross the sea in pursuit of the Northern Lights.
The pre-historic people of the Orkney Islands are ordinary men and women who are mostly content to win the fight for survival in their harsh world. Two of them are driven by a burning curiosity and desire for more; they dare to build a boat and travel into the unknown.
A Little History of Astro-Archaeology - John Michell
John Michell's acclaimed "Little History" charts the development of archaeoastronomy, illustrating the principal sites and personalities, and summing up its present state and exciting prospects for the future.
Cures and Curses, Ritual and cult at holy wells - Janet Bord
Why are some wells said to be miraculously created by saints? Why are the rituals associated with them sometimes about divination or cursing? What evidence is there for the water curing illnesses? Do the wells have guardians? If so, are they humans, fairies, or even dragons? Is there treasure hidden there? What should be left there -h rags, pins, coins, pebbles or even votive offerings?
The Classic Book on Ley Lines. Paperback, 234pp. Abacus, 2004 reprint
First published in 1925 and out of print for many years, this remains the most important source for the study of the ancient straight tracks or leys that cross the British Isles. Watkins was "An honest visionary who saw beyond the bounds of his time."
Druid Shaman Priest: Metaphors of Celtic Paganism - Leslie Ellen Jones
There are a few books on Celtic mythology that focus on the pagan elements of the literature and yet succeed in being scholarly and balanced at the same time, this is one such book. It deals with the interesting pagan material in an academic and approachable manner. For example, in chapter 1, "Who Were the Celts and What Were They Up To?" she guides the reader through the relevant literary and archaeological evidence and distinguishes the parameters of current scholarly opinion. In this chapter, as elsewhere in the book, Jones links representations in classical and Celtic literature, and employs sources, both classical and Celtic, which are not commonly cited.
Newcomers to the study of castles as well as more experienced researchers should find Stephen Friar's companion informative, knowledgeable and wide-ranging. It contains over 1000 entries on English and Welsh fortifications from the Bronze Age to the present. If you are not sure just what a "motte and bailey" castle was, or whether the Romans left any fortified building during their occupation of Britain, this is the book you need. Stephen Friar uses his vast knowledge of all aspects of castles to explain things succinctly and clearly for the non-specialist.
Guidestones to the Great Langdale Axe Factories: Ancient Ways to Stone Axe Working Sites in the English Lake District - Gabriel M Blamires
The use of standing stones and other rocks to mark prehistoric routes is not unknown, but it is seldom studied. Gabriel Blamire's scholarly and well-researched study of possible routes to the Langdale axe factories is a model for others to follow. Meticulously documented, mapped and photographed with full grid references, this book will enable other field researchers and fell walkers to go out into Langdale and look for themselves. This book has nothing to with leylines, but everything to do with how Neolithic people may have moved around, marked their routes and posted guides. It will also appeal to those readers intrigued by British rock art.
Sutton 2003 (Originally 1963) 254 pages Paperback Illustrated ISBN 0750933364
Published Price £8.99
Perhaps the best known of Leonard Cottrell's numerous books on archaeology, The Bull of Minos tells the story of the important discoveries made by Heinrich Schliemann and Sir Arthur Evans. (Minotaur is Greek for "Bull of Minos"). These pioneering archaeologists brought to light the ruins of Troy, the treasure-laden tombs of the Mycenaean kings and the palace at Knossos on Crete, to reveal the extraordinary cultures which were remembered in the later Greek myths. All in all a classic look at the Minoans and Mycenaens and a great read.
Use Wear Analysis and Obsidian: Theory, Experiments and Results
Sheffield Archaeological Monographs, Hardcover, 248 pages, 1992, ISBN 0906090423
This volume investigates a technique for the functional analysis of obsidian tools and a small archaeological case study: the lunates from the Bronze Age Sardinian site of Ortu Comidu is examined using the technique and approach. The discussion includes an assessment of wear formation theories and the role of functional information within archaeology. The technique and approach is brought to bear on a small archaeologucal case study: the lunates from the Bronze Age Sardinian site of Ortu Comidu.
Watchers of the Dawn is the result of 20 years research by Douglas Scott, looking at how and why our ancient ancestors aligned standing stones and burial cairns to the sun and moon. This is a 323-page ebook and CD guide to more than 100 prehistoric sites throughout Scotland, shown in over 500 colour pictures. 83 of these show unique images of the actual rising or setting sun from cupmarked standing stones and burial cairns throughout Scotland. Dougie's work is still being assisted by the late Prof. Alexander Thom in a unique way, see how below.
The Lost Tomb Of Viracocha, Unlocking the Secrets of the Peruvian Pyramids - Maurice Cotterell
Cotterell unlocks the secrets of the Inca & discovers treasure-filled tombs. The Inca story of the legendary white gods was not myth after all. These two great sun-kings walked the lands of Peru over 1,500 years ago. Contains illustrations & colour plates
Stonehenge: Celebration and Subversion by Andy Worthington
Published June 2004, 281 pages. Published by Alternative Albion.
This innovative social history looks in detail at how the summer solstice celebrations at Stonehenge have brought together different aspects of British counter-culture to make the monument a ?living temple? and an icon of alternative Britain. The history of the celebrants and counter-cultural leaders is interwoven with the viewpoints of the land-owners, custodians and archaeologists who have generally attempted to impose order on the shifting patterns of these modern-day mythologies.
Published Oct 2003, 184 pages. Published by Explore Books, an imprint of Heart of Albion Press.
Shamanism is a complex and confusing subject. There are many different ideas about what shamanism is, who is a shaman, and what a shaman does. Explore Shamanism provides a much-needed up-to-date guide to the study of shamanism.
'... this book I consider essential for anyone claiming a serious interest in shamanism... '
John Billingsley Northern Earth
The Cerne Giant - An Antiquity on Trial, by Timothy Darvill, Katherine Barker, Barbara Bender, Ronald Hutton
Paperback, 172 pages, Oxbow Books, 1999
In March 1996, in the Cerne Abbas Village Hall, the famous Giant was put on trial. Three cases were presented: that the Giant is prehistoric or Romano-British in origin; that he is of medieval or post-medieval origin; and that he is important irrespective of his age. This book presents the trial proceedings, with introductory chapters describing the context and current management of the Giant; the three advocates putting their cases; and the evidence of experts ranging from archaeologists and art historians to poets.
The Archaeology of Lancashire - edited by Richard Newman
Paperback, 212 pages, Department of Archaeology, Lancaster University, 1996
A comprehensive review of Lancashire's archaeology which brings together all the evidence for this region for the first time, some of it previously unpublished. Each paper discusses a specific period from the upper palaeolithic and Mesolithic until the industrial revolution. Under these broad headings the evidence is usefully summarised and topics discussed include past and present research, the evolution of the landscape and future directions for research. Contributors include David Shotter, Robert Middleton, Colin Haselgrove, Jason Wood and Richard Newman. £5.95+p&p RRP £9.95, a saving of over 40% Click here for more information
The Lockington Gold Hoard: An Early Bronze Age Barrow Cemetery at Lockington, Leicestershire edited by Gwilym Hughes
Paperback - 128 pages, Oxbow Books, 2000
This report details the results of excavations within an early Bronze Age barrow cemetery in 1994. The barrow provided a rare opportunity for examining in detail Bronze Age funerary practices and associated ritual activity in a lowland context in the English Midlands. In addition, a rich group of metalwork finds was discovered - two gold armlets and a copper dagger. The evidence at Lockington poses some interesting questions - why were there grazing animals in the palisaded enclosure immediately before the construction of the mound? and why was there no body with the deposit? The authors offer answers to these questions and discuss the barrow in a regional context. £7.95+p&p (RRP £25 - a saving of over 65%) Click here for more information
North Nottinghamshire Church Walks
North Nottinghamshire Church Walks by Alan and Janet Nash
Published 2002, 190 pages. Published by Sigma Leisure.
There are so many ancient churches in north Nottinghamshire that once you've seen one of the gems, your boots just keep you marching southward. There are 74 churches featured in this book and the walks are journeys of exploration as the authors describe the magnificent living history that forms the nucleus of many of the villages that are visited.
Best Pub Walks In The Lakeland Fringes by Neil Coates
Published 1999, 162 pages. Published by Sigma Leisure.
"I spent last Friday night wandering around the Northern stretches of the Lancaster canal .. And ended the evening in a local hostelry with a group of chums. This is the best way to enjoy a country walk, and advice on such not too tough walks and pubs in areas around the edge of the Lake District are provided in this excellent new paperback." NW EVENING MAIL
Illustrated with his distinctive paintings, Maurice Askew gives his personal angle on each of these small bits of English History. He also explores the myths and legends behind each of the figures and the possible reasons for their creation.
The early Bronze Age barrow at Little Ouseburn, due west of York was excavated in 1958. Pre-barrow occupation comprised settlement features, greenstone axe fragments, Beaker shards, and other farmer period flints. In a primary grave was a tree-trunk coffin surviving as dark residues, and small traces of an inhumed skeleton could be recognised. The is the detailed report of the findings with 21 figures, 17 plates and 3 tables. 11" x 9"
This companion guide to the Brooklyn Museum of Art which is now over 100 years old and contains more than one and a half million objects, shows art and artefacts from almost every culture, with particularly strong holdings of ancient Egyptian and 19th and 20th century American art. 220 colour, 6 b&w. 9" x 7".
An examination of the importance of the boat in Egyptian ritual and belief, as well as in everyday life, tracing the development of the different types of boats and the techniques of their construction. b&w illus throughout. 9" x 8".