The Avebury Cycle

By: Dames, Michael

Price: $16.25

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Book Condition: Near Fine


Soft cover has tan spine with white and black lettering. Pages are clean and tight. Appears as if unused. Over 200 b/w photographs, drawings, diagrams and maps. "Avebruy parish in Wiltshire contains the most amazing collection of Stone Age monuments to be found anywhere in the world. Taking into acount recent discoveries, this new edition of Dam'es aclaimed study explores the mystery of the Avebury monuments and reveals their collective purpose. Making skillful use of archaeology, ethnography and folklore, Dames argues that the monuments were key elements in the worship of the Great Goddess, each representing a different aspect of the annual fertility cycle corresponding to the agricultural year". Making skillful use of archaeology, ethnography and folklore, Dames argues that the monuments were key elements in the worship of the Great Goddess, each representing a different aspect of the annual fertility cycle corresponding to the agricultural year". Bibliograpy; picture references; index. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.45 X 6.22 X 0.63 inches; 240 pages; Cover has very slight bumping, rubbing

Title: The Avebury Cycle

Author Name: Dames, Michael

Categories: social history, psychology/philosophy, Horticulture/Botany/Plants/Gardening, anthropology/language/linguistics, Reference, Religion, Fairy Tales/Folk Lore, English/British History, Geography, Archaeology, European History, Architecture, Education, Cultural History, Women/Womens' History,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 1996

ISBN Number: 0500278865

ISBN Number 13: 9780500278864

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 6896

Keywords: Prehistoric Peoples; Ancient Britain; Ethnography; Folklore; Monoliths; Stone Age; Ancient Religions; Rites And Rituals; Fertility Rituals;,