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What are the secrets of the ancient stone circle? Were the carefully placed stones a burial site an ancient calendar a place of Druid worship… or even a site of sacrifice?World renowned archaeologist Mike Parker-Pearson has spent the last seven years on a quest to answer these and many other questions. In If Stones Could Speak award-winning author Marc Aronson joins the research crew and records their efforts to crack Stonehenge’s secrets. National Geographic helped sponsor the Riverside archaeological team’s mission and now young readers can journey behind the scenes to experience this ground-breaking story first-hand through the eyes of the experts.Mike and his team have revolutionized our understanding of Stonehenge by exploring the surrounding landscape for clues about the stones – an idea first suggested by a visitor from Madagascar. The results have been breathtaking: The team recently unearthed the largest Neolithic village ever found in England. Marc Aronson had total access to the site the team and their work over two seasons of digging and brings the inspirational story of the discoveries taking place at this World Historical Site to young readers. The informative and drama-driven text includes tales of dead bodies cremations feasting and ancient rituals as well as insights into the science of uncovering the ancient past. The expert text stunning photography and explanatory maps and illustrations will all help young readers see this ancient monument in totally new ways and inspire future generations of archaeological explorers.Key Features:64 pagesPaperbackPublished in 2010

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