If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge

Marc Aronson, National Geographic, $17.95 (64p) ISBN 978-1-4263-0599-3
Illustrated with full-color photos, this informative and perceptive book focuses on the Riverside Project’s archeological expedition to Stonehenge. Aronson, who visited the team on the dig, provides a fresh first-person perspective as he explains that while Stonehenge has traditionally been viewed as an ancient temple, a team member proposes that it might have been more like a graveyard, used “to usher, to welcome, the honored dead into their permanent home.” As Aronson recounts how the team interprets the data they collect, he emphasizes the value of remaining open to new ideas: “We are seeing more in Stonehenge because more people are looking, and in more ways.” A revitalizing perspective on an enigmatic place. Ages 10–up. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 05/03/2010
Release date: 03/01/2010
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