The Old Stones

A Field Guide to the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland

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Author: Andy Burnham

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1786782030

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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“A wonderful guide to the many megaliths of Britain’s Neolithic and Bronze Age.” --Mike Parker Pearson, Professor of British Later Prehistory at UCL This is the most comprehensive and thought-provoking field guide ever published to the iconic standing stones and prehistoric places of Britain and Ireland. The ultimate insiders’ guide, it gives unparalleled insight into where to find prehistoric sites and how to understand them, by drawing on the knowledge, expertise and passion of the archaeologists, theorists, photographers and stones aficionados who contribute to the world’s biggest megalithic website – the Megalithic Portal. Including over 30 maps and site plans and hundreds of colour photographs, it also contains scores of articles by a wide range of contributors, from archaeologists and archaeoastronomers to dowsers and geomancers, that will change the way you see these amazing survivals from our distant past. Locate over 1,000 of Britain and Ireland’s most atmospheric prehistoric places, from recently discovered moorland circles to standing stones hidden in housing estates. Discover which sites could align with celestial bodies or horizon landmarks. Explore acoustic, colour and shadow theory to get inside the minds of the Neolithic and Bronze Age people who created these extraordinary places. Find out which sites have the most spectacular views, which are the best for getting away from it all and which have been immortalized in music. And don't forget to visit the Megalithic Portal website and get involved by posting your discoveries online. Contributors include: Vicki Cummings | Robert Hensey | Joshua Pollard | Kenneth Brophy | Anne Teather | Barney Harris | John Barnatt | Adam Welfare | Kirsty Millican | Terence Meaden | Gail Higginbottom | Liz Henty | Sandy Gerrard | Ian McNeil Cooke | Penelope Foreman and many others All royalties from this book go to support the running of the Megalithic Portal: www.megalithic.com

The Old Stones of Ireland

A Field Guide to the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland

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Author: Andy Burnham

Publisher: Watkins

ISBN: 178678243X

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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This ebook covers both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It could easily have been filled with sites from the Republicês southwest alone, the counties of Cork and Kerry being famed for their wedge tombs and their stone circles (often in absolutely beautiful locations) that include Drombeg, Derreenataggart, Ardgroom, Shronebirrane, Uragh and many others. Otherwise, visitors tend to head for the cluster of sites around Newgrange (Co. Meath) to the east. That there were once even more prehistoric monuments in this rich farmland was revealed in the sweltering summer of 2018, when the parched earth showed up previously undetected sites as cropmarks. Also included in this ebook are many lesser-known but wonderful sites from the north and east of Ireland, such as the vast megalithic complexes of Beaghmore, Carrowmore and Carrowkeel. Each of these will take a whole day to explore fully, so allow plenty of time. The Old Stones of Ireland is part of a series covering the megalithic and other prehistoric sites of Britain and Ireland. The series is published together as The Old Stones: A Field Guide to the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland, available as a book and an ebook.

The Old Stones of Scotland

A Field Guide to the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland

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Author: Andy Burnham

Publisher: Watkins

ISBN: 1786782421

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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Where to start with Scotland? From what amounts to a stone circle showroom at Machrie Moor on Arran in the southwest, up to Orkney in the far north where some of BritainÍs most spectacular prehistoric remains can be found, there are amazing sites of all types up and down the country. Some settings are unexpected _ Balfarg, one of ScotlandÍs largest henge monuments _ is situated in the centre of a 1980s housing estate in Fife, while the stone circle of Craighead Badentoy in Aberdeenshire is surrounded by huge industrial containers. If you don't have long, then the Isle of Arran or Kilmartin Valley (Argyll) are good choices, as both are reachable in a day from Glasgow and contain a wealth of prehistoric monuments. If you have longer, then consider visiting Orkney or Western Isles such as Lewis and Harris for world-famous sites as well as hundreds of lesser-known treasures. The Old Stones of Scotland is part of a series covering the megalithic and other prehistoric sites of Britain and Ireland. The series is published together as The Old Stones: A Field Guide to the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland, available as a book and an ebook.

The Old Stones of Wales

A Field Guide to the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland

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Author: Andy Burnham

Publisher: Watkins

ISBN: 1786782413

Category: Travel

Page: 400

View: 2078

There are many hundreds of fascinating prehistoric sites in Wales, in some of the most beautiful locations in Britain, from mountaintop settings, such as at Bryn Cader Faner, to headlands with all-round sea views, as at Coetan Arthur, or on truly remote moorland, as at Bannau Sir Gaer. The road links between North and South Wales are not that great, so it's probably best to choose one or the other as a destination unless you are up for a lot of motoring. In North Wales, Anglesey has a particularly dense concentration of megalithic sites, with many in Gwynedd and Conwy to visit on the way. South Wales stretches from Monmouthshire to Pembrokeshire, where there is the biggest and best variety of sites, including the iconic Pentre Ifan with its capstone apparently delicately floating over its three massive uprights. The Old Stones of Wales is part of a series covering the megalithic and other prehistoric sites of Britain and Ireland. The series is published together as The Old Stones: A Field Guide to the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland, available as a book and an ebook.

The Old Stones of the West of England

A Field Guide to the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland

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Author: Andy Burnham

Publisher: Watkins

ISBN: 1786782391

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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This ebook covers the Neolithic and Bronze Age remains of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Dorset. If youÍre looking to visit as many iconic megalithic sites in as short a time as possible, then West Penwith, at the very tip of Cornwall, should be high on your list, with its famous holed stone at M�n-an-Tol, the leaning pillar inside the circle of Boscawen-_n, and much else. But there are many other treasures to find throughout the region. Dartmoor is famous for its stone rows (around 86 of these have been identified), and Exmoor for the challenge of its hard-to-spot ñminilithicî settings. BritainÍs second-largest stone circle is at Stanton Drew in Somerset, while the 10km (6 mile) long Dorest Cursus is probably BritainÍs largest Neolithic site. If youÍre visiting Gloucestershire, you may also want to download The Old Stones of Wales ebook as the sites here are very close to South Wales. The Old Stones of the West of England is part of a series covering the megalithic and other prehistoric sites of Britain and Ireland. The series is published together as The Old Stones: A Field Guide to the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland, available as a book and an ebook.

The Old Stones of Kingston

Its Buildings Before 1867

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Author: Margaret Angus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 120

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The buildings of Kingston dating prior to 1867. Historic Kingston Ontario.

The Old Stones of the South, Midlands & East of England

A Field Guide to the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland

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Author: Andy Burnham

Publisher: Watkins

ISBN: 1786782448

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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This ebook covers the Neolithic and Bronze Age remains of southern and central England, from Wiltshire to the west and Derbyshire in the north, over to Kent and Essex in the east _ yes, there are megalithic sites in Essex Ä read on to find out where! Wiltshire needs no introduction, but donêt forget the lesser-known sites there such as Merlin's Mound, which was recently confirmed as a prehistoric sibling to Silbury Hill. Unlike most books on megalithic sites, we haven't overlooked the southeast of England, where there are an unexpected number of beautiful long and round barrows, including one with its own protected view of St Paul's Cathedral. And if you want your fill of megalithic sites, there is no need to travel any further afield than Derbyshire, where there are many lovely sites to visit, from the massive henge of Arbor Low to the charming little woodland circle of Doll Tor to the fascinating complex of Barbrook, with one of the Peak Districtês best-preserved stone circles. The Old Stones of the South, Midlands & East of England is part of a series covering the megalithic and other prehistoric sites of Britain and Ireland. The series is published together as The Old Stones: A Field Guide to the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland, available as a book and an ebook.

The Old Stone House

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Author: Constance Fenimore Woolson

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775410722

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

View: 1901

The niece of James Fenimore Cooper and a good friend and correspondent of Henry James, Constance Fenimore Woolson was a well known short story writer in the later part of the 19th century. Famous for her "local colour" stories, Woolson's work also touched on many similar themes to her contemporary Henry James, including the motif of the American expatriate in Europe. The Old Stone House was her first full-length publication.

The Old Stone House

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Author: Anna Katharine Green

Publisher: Auroralit Edition

ISBN: 3942676060

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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The Old Stone House and Other Stories

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Author: Anna Katharine Green

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1776598571

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

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American author Anna Katharine Green is credited with being one of the earliest writers of detective fiction. However, her early literary efforts traversed many genre boundaries, as this eclectic collection of short stories demonstrates. Ranging from gothic fiction to romance, and also including one of her earliest detective tales, The Old Stone House and Other Stories is a compelling introduction to Green's work.

Men of the Old Stone Age: Their Environment, Life and Art

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Author: Henry Fairfield Osborn

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465605088

Category:

Page: N.A

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The history of this region and its people has been developed chiefly through the genius of French arch¾ologists, beginning with Boucher de Perthes. The more recent discoveries, which have come in rapid and almost bewildering succession since the foundation of the Institut de PalŽontologie humaine, have been treated in a number of works recently published by some of the experienced arch¾ologists of England, France, and Germany. I refer especially to the Prehistoric Times of Lord Avebury, to theAncient Hunters of Professor Sollas, to Der Mensch der Vorzeit of Professor Obermaier, and to Die diluviale Vorzeit Deutschlands of Doctor R. R. Schmidt. Thus, on receiving the invitation from President Wheeler to lecture upon this subject before the University of California, I hesitated from the feeling that it would be difficult to say anything which had not been already as well or better said. On further reflection, however, I accepted the invitation with the purpose of attempting to give this great subject a more strictly historical or chronological treatment than it had previously received within the limits of a popular work in our own language, also to connect the environment, the animal and human life, and the art. This element of the time in which the various events occurred can only be drawn from a great variety of sources, from the simultaneous consideration of the geography, climate, plants and animals, the mental and bodily development of the various races, and the industries and arts which reflect the relations between the mind and the environment. In more technical terms, I have undertaken in these lectures to make a synthesis of the results of geology, pal¾ontology, anthropology, and arch¾ology, a correlation of environmental and of human events in the European Ice Age. Such a synthesis was begun many years ago in the preparation of my Age of Mammals, but could not be completed until I had gone over the territory myself. The attempt to place this long chapter of prehistory on a historical basis has many dangers, of which I am fully aware. After weighing the evidence presented by the eminent authorities in these various branches of science, I have presented my conclusions in very definite and positive form rather than in vague or general terms, believing that a positive statement has at least the merit of being positively supported or rebutted by fresh evidence. For example, I have placed the famous Piltdown man, Eoanthropus, in a comparatively recent stage of geologic time, an entirely opposite conclusion to that reached by Doctor A. Smith Woodward, who has taken a leading part in the discovery of this famous race and has concurred with other British geologists in placing it in early Pleistocene times. The difference between early and late Pleistocene times is not a matter of thousands but of hundreds of thousands of years; if so advanced a stage as the Piltdown man should definitely occur in the early Pleistocene, we may well expect to discover man in the Pliocene; on the contrary, in my opinion even in late Pliocene times man had only reached a stage similar to the Pithecanthropus, or prehuman Trinil race of Java; in other words, according to my view, man as such chiefly evolved during the half million years of the Pleistocene Epoch and not during the Pliocene.

The Old Stones of the North of England & Isle of Man

A Field Guide to the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland

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Author: Andy Burnham

Publisher: Watkins

ISBN: 1786782405

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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This ebook covers Neolithic and Bronze Age places in Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cumbria and Northumberland, as well as on the Isle of Man. The northern English sites split into two main groups: there are the famous stone circles of Cumbria and the Lake District to the west, and the less well-known but equally inspiring rock art of Northumberland near the east coast. But that's not all _ there is also a multitude of rock art, megalithic and earthen sites across Yorkshire, with some hugely impressive standing stones that include our tallest at Rudston, and some magnificent henges, such as the rare triple henge of Thornborough. The Old Stones of the North of England & Isle of Man is part of a series covering the megalithic and other prehistoric sites of Britain and Ireland. The series is published together as The Old Stones: A Field Guide to the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland, available as a book and an ebook.

Pastor of the old stone church

commemorative of Ethan Osborn, late pastor of the First Presbyterian church, Fairfield, N.J.

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Author: Beniah Bishop Hotchkin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fairfield (Essex County, N.J.)

Page: 143

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Finding Time for the Old Stone Age

A History of Palaeolithic Archaeology and Quaternary Geology in Britain, 1860-1960

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Author: Anne O'Connor

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199215472

Category: History

Page: 423

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This study looks at the fascinating attempts from the Victorian era to the middle of the 20th century to reconstruct Britain's prehistoric past, to provide a chronology for stone tools and to relate these finds to geological sequences. The debates around this subject were often amazingly fiery and although a serious scholarly study this book is also great fun, with a host of colourful characters.

New Perspectives on Old Stones

Analytical Approaches to Paleolithic Technologies

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Author: Stephen Lycett,Parth Chauhan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441968616

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

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As the study of Palaeolithic technologies moves towards a more analytical approach, it is necessary to determine a consistent procedural framework. The contributions to this timely and comprehensive volume do just that. This volume incorporates a broad chronological and geographical range of Palaeolithic material from the Lower to Upper Palaeolithic. The focus of this volume is to provide an analysis of Palaeolithic technologies from a quantitative, empirical perspective. As new techniques, particularly quantitative methods, for analyzing Palaeolithic technologies gain popularity, this work provides case studies showcasing these new techniques. Employing diverse case studies, and utilizing multivariate approaches, morphometrics, model-based approaches, phylogenetics, cultural transmission studies, and experimentation, this volume provides insights from international contributors at the forefront of recent methodological advances.

Sisyphus

A Jungian Approach to Midlife Crisis

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Author: Verena Kast

Publisher: Daimon

ISBN: 3856305270

Category: Psychology

Page: 117

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Verena Kast refers to Sisyphus as the myth of the forty-year-olds, who often experience their lot in life to be a Sisyphus task. Are our human efforts all in vain, or is there some meaning to be found? In the end, it is a struggle with death itself. Dr. Kast interprets everyday events, fairy tales and psychotherapy issues in light of the Sisyphus theme, rendering it a kaleidoscope through which we can look deeply into ourselves. Verena Kast deals with a problem that also fascinated Nietzsche and Freud. This book is packed with down-to-earth experience, clinical anecdotes, wit and insight. - Murray Stein

Japanese Culture

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Author: H. Paul Varley

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824821524

Category: History

Page: 383

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Presents a comprehensive study of Japanese history and culture surveying over two thousand years of art, religion, and ceremonies and includes topics such as samurai values, Zen Buddhism, Confucianism, and Mito scholarship.