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Stonehenge Revealed Hardcover – January 1, 1997
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Enthusiasm for the illustrations, however, should not deter the interested reader from the worth of Souden's narrative. He has performed a Herculean task in synopsising a wealth of information about the monument and the environment in which it stands. He provides a fine overview of the likely social scene in place during the periods when Stonehenge and some of its neighbouring sites were being constructed. In developing his theme, he introduces us to some of the contentious topics that have occupied scholars for centuries. Did the "bluestones" come from Wales, or were they glacial debris? Is Stonehenge a finished, if ruined, monument, or is there indication that attention was still being paid to it before the whole area was abandoned? These are questions still plaguing students, and Souden has done a fine summary of them. Given the nature of this publication, we mustn't expect overmuch from the Bibliography. As a starting point, the list has much to recommend it, combining older and modern studies. [stephen a. haines - Ottawa, Canada]