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Author Burl, Aubrey.

Title The stone circles of the British Isles / Aubrey Burl
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 1976


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Description xxi, 410 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents Introduction -- Earlier work on stone circles -- Origins of stone circles -- Stone circles, some problems -- Stone circles of Cumbria -- Open circles of Western Britain -- Stone circles of Scotland -- Stone circles of Ireland -- Stone circles of Wales --- Stone circles of Eastern and Southern Britain -- Stone circles of Wessex -- County Concordance -- Appendix 1: County Gazetter of the stone circles in the British isles -- Appendix 2: diameter of stone circles -- Appendix 3: Significance of the number of stones in the stone circles of the British Isles -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary The author provides a hypothetical chronological framework for the circles and considers their origins and purpose, examining in particular their possible astronomical function. He then discusses each regional grouping of circles, describing their architectural types and the finds from excavations. Special attention is paid to Stonehenge and Avebury, the two best known and most spectacular rings
Analysis Great Britain Antiquities
Ireland Antiquities
Megalithic monuments Great Britain
Megalithic monuments Ireland
Stone circles Great Britain
Stone circles Ireland
Great Britain Megalithic circles
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 376-395
Includes index
Subject Cromlechs.
Megalithic monuments -- British Isles.
Megalithic monuments -- Great Britain.
Megalithic monuments -- Ireland.
Stone circles -- Great Britain.
Stone circles -- Ireland.
British Isles -- Antiquities.
United Kingdom -- Antiquities.
Ireland -- Antiquities.
LC no. 75043311
ISBN 0300019726