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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
25 Walks: Aberdeen - Peter Dawes, Alistair Mackenzie, Robert Smith
Paperback, 117 pages, Mercat, 2004
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.
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.
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.
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."