My morning commute read

My current morning commute read is Hengeworld by Mike Pitts, a book I first read back in the the early 2000s.

Mike Pitts has worked/excavated extensively at both Stone Henge and Avebury. Hengeworld describes how recent archaeology (at the time) revolutionised the way these sites and the people who built them. Pitts shows a pattern emerging from the archaeology of these sites which explains the relationship between them and reconstructs the ceremony that would symbolise this.

But how good is the book today? First published back in 2001, how relevant/accurate are the ideas?

This also brings me onto another thought, how long is the accurate/useful lifespan of a book in archaeology? How long do they stay relevant for?

I will share my ideas once I have finished rereading the book!


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