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conor12
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« on: August 25, 2006, 11:29:40 PM »

Hi, i found this site and was very impressed with it, i'm also interested in prehistoric britain, and early british history, this forum seemed to have a few like-minded people so,i joined. I'm always on the lookout for articles or books on any aspect of early british history, so if you have any recommendations, i'd be grateful.

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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2006, 01:16:35 AM »

Thanks for dropping by Conor! (and the nice comments about my web site which are always welcome Wink)

This forum is quite a recent addition to the site - well, it was added this year anyway, which is not particularly recent by web terms, but is in terms of the 10 year history of these pages.

Much longer running has been 'The Stones Mailing List' which will be 9 years old in about a month from now. But that uses old fashioned email technology - which some people still prefer to web forums. I just decided that it might be an idea to offer both so I threw this forum up earlier this year.

This forum isn't exactly busy (as you can see) because there are quite a few well established forums already out there. You might like to take a look into those too, so three of them off the top of my head :-

https://www.megalithic.co.uk/
https://www.stonepages.com/
https://www.themodernantiquarian.com/home/ (turn your sound down a bit before you click on that link, especially if browsing late at night - bad practice in my book but they start playing music at you as soon as you go there - I'm just old fashioned...)

Anyway, I've been rambling too long. You were talking about books :-

Quote from: "conor12"
I'm always on the lookout for articles or books on any aspect of early british history, so if you have any recommendations, i'd be grateful


Well, if you're talking about prehistory then I'm sure that I and others here can soon offer some recommendations for you. Once we start getting into the Roman period, then as much as I love history (as opposed to prehistory) my powers of recommendation will probably trail off Smiley

It might help the recommending process if you could give me a little more information. Interested in stone circles, or some other prehistoric structure in particular? Interested in a particular area of Britain? Or a particular period of time?

A reasonable introduction to prehistoric Britain in general might be something like 'Ancient Britain' by James Dyer. Not sure what kind of level you want to go into things - that would be pretty light reading but give you some kind of overview.

I can certainly offer some more recommendations but they would probably depend upon your area of interest and the amount of detail you wanted to go into.

Do pop back and I'm sure we can help you out!
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2006, 02:43:41 AM »

Hi Coner
Here's some online books to kick you off,
welcome aboard,
PeteG

John Aubrey. Abury
https://www.avebury-web.co.uk/AburyWS/AburyWS.html

Wiltshire Council has several antiquarian books online here
https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/community/textimagebook_search.php?offset=200&item=&choice=&dir=Next


William Stukeley. Stonehenge
(large Pdf files)
https://www.kobek.com/stonehenge-partone.pdf

https://www.kobek.com/stonehenge-parttwo.pdf
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conor12
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2006, 06:58:08 PM »

Thankyou!

I was in abit of a hurry last night so it was all too general. Basically i'm interested in the religious significance of megalithic structures, what we mean by "Celtic religion' so is there a link between 'druidry' and most of the structures on your site? I'm ploughing through 'the sea kingdoms' by Alistaire Moffat, which is a history of celtic Britain and Ireland, but it seemed to digress alot onto neo paganism and the significance of stone circles in religion today. Is it even possible to put together a convincing picture of what celtic society was like?, and what led to the construction megalithic structures, and if so, what evidence there is to support theories. There's alot on the internet, and on looking at the book from Pete g about the stone circle at Avebury, i can see this 'interest' will soon turn into an obsession, and i won't be able to stop till i've read everything Cheesy  The story of 'Long Meg and her daughters' on this site caught my attention, does anyone know where these strange tales came from? Is it a stone circle being given a false meaning by later people, or does legend date back to the time it was created? Lastly i'd like to know more about the construction of stone circles, are there books/websites you could recommend showing what they may have looked like in prehistoric times?  


Right, so i've probably confused you somewhat, but i really have endless questions and forums are usually good for helping me find the answers. I'll try and get that book Chris, it should clear a few things up. In the meantime if you have any other websites you could draw my attention to please do.

Many thanks

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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2006, 09:41:49 PM »

Conor - just a very quick one as I'm in a bit of a rush tonight Smiley

After reading your post I think that book I recommended earlier might be rather basic for you. Put it like this - see if you can find a copy to leaf through in a library rather than purchasing it for now.

As soon as I have time I'll pop back to follow up to your latest properly. You raised a lot of questions which deserve a proper reply and I don't think I can do justice to it in the time I have right now.

More soon!
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