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Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology

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March 13th 2013:Stonehenge Redux: Towards a New Perspective on a World Monument

Stonehenge remains a source of endless fascination for archaeologists and the general public. The most compelling interpretations have been a maze of fact and, more commonly, speculation and intrigue. The astronomical aspects of the site are typically cited in elaborate explanations of the advanced achievements of the unique Neolithic populations that descended upon the Salisbury Plain after 3000 B.C. Recent advances in research suggest that the site’s surface manifestation, the Megaliths, represent a more evolutionary pathway that follows its function as a ceremonial burial ground, and earlie

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Dr. Mike Parker Pearson

Dr. Mike Parker Pearson is one of Europe's leading prehistorians. His research domain extends across Britain and Denmark. He has also worked in Madagascar. Dr. Pearson has specialized in the study of later prehistory, especially Neolithic and Bronze Age societies. He earned his BA at Southampton University and continued towards a PhD at Cambridge. His professional career included serving an Inspector of Monuments for English Heritage, and moving on to an academic position at Sheffield University, where he worked for 22 years. Michael joined the faculty at University College London in 2012 as Professor of British Later Prehistory. He is the author and editor of 18 volumes, in addition to nume
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