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The Stonehenge Landscape

Front cover for the Stonehenge Landscape

Analysing the Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Paperback by Mark Bowden, Sharon Soutar, David Field, Martyn Barber


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Stonehenge is arguably the greatest prehistoric monument in western Europe; as a World Heritage Site it ranks in significance with such sites as the Acropolis of Athens, the Pyramids of Giza, Great Zimbabwe and Machu Picchu. Stonehenge sits at the heart of a landscape rich in other monuments and remains of the Neolithic period and Bronze Age that are also part of the World Heritage Site.

Recent research by English Heritage's landscape archaeologists within the Stonehenge World Heritage Site has led to the identification of previously unknown sites and, perhaps even more importantly, the re-interpretation of known sites, including Stonehenge itself. This work has been carried out alongside recent and on-going independent research initiatives conducted by a number of academic institutions, involving international co-operation.

This book presents the most significant findings of the English Heritage research and shows how it integrates with the results of work undertaken by colleagues in other research bodies. It traces human influence on the landscape from prehistoric times to the very recent past and presents an up-to-date synthesis of the results of recent fieldwork. It will be of value to anyone interested in Stonehenge itself, in megalithic monuments, in the Neolithic period and Bronze Age of Europe and in the historic evolution of chalkland landscapes.


  1. Introduction
  2. Early prehistory
  3. Stonehenge in its landscape
  4. Later prehistory
  5. From the Iron Age to the medieval period
  6. The landscape of 'improvement'
  7. Stonehenge in the 20th century
  8. Review and prospect

Additional Information

  • Printed Price: £30.00
  • Series: Archaeology
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Format: Paperback
  • Physical Size: 276 x 219
  • Pages: 176
  • Illustration: 112, colour
  • ISBN: 9781848021167


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Stonehenge Landscape

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  • Aerial view of the Normanton Down barrow from the north-west
  • Aerial view of the Stonehenge landscape looking west
  • Amesbury barrow 45
  • The Great Trilithon taken by J J Cole in 1881
  • Linear ditches, bracketing the Lake Down barrows
  • Lake House, photographed in 1924
  • Stonehenge vertical aerial view taken 2006
  • Stonehenge Aerofilms aerial view taken 1924
  • The new Stonehenge visitor centre at Airman's Corner

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