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- ISBN: 9780415040655 | 0415040655
- Cover: Nonspecific Binding
- Copyright: 12/22/1992
Looking beyond the origins of Stonehenge to the origins of the culture that produced it, Rodney Castleden debunks many of the popular myths surrounding the monument and its builders. Castleden shows, for example, that Stonehenge was not built by the druids, nor was its Heel Stone used to mark the position of the midsummer sunrise. Castleden examines the Stonehenge people's material culture as well as their social, political, and religious structures to present an illuminating and convincing interpretaiton of Stonehenge's cultural context and symbolic meaning. Written in an accessible, engaging manner, Stonehenge People is above all an interpretive work. The narrative's principle aim is to help the reader journey back in time, to reveal the heart of an ancient people.