Stones of Contention

Author: Timothy H. Ives

Publisher: World Encounter Institute/New English Review Press

ISBN: 1943003548


Page: 266

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One archeologist stands alone against the Ceremonial Stone Landscape movement. Read his story.



Author: Bruce Clark

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 9781788548137

Category: History

Page: 512

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A new narrative history of Athens, telling the three-thousand-year story of the birthplace of Western civilization.
Building the Great Stone Circles of the North

Author: Colin Richards

Publisher: Windgather Press

ISBN: 9781909686137

Category: History

Page: 320

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Of all prehistoric monuments, few are more emotive than the great stone circles that were built throughout Britain and Ireland. From the tall, elegant, pointed monoliths of the Stones of Stenness to the grandeur of Stonehenge and the sarsen blocks at Avebury, circles of stone exert a magnetic fascination to those who venture into their sphere. In Britain today, more people visit these structures than any other form of prehistoric monument and visitors stand in awe at their scale and question how and why they were erected. Building the Great Stone Circles of the North looks at the enigmatic stone structures of Scotland and investigates the background of their construction and their cultural significance.
Stones of Contention

Author: Todd Cleveland

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821444825

Category: History

Page: 240

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Africa supplies the majority of the world’s diamonds, yet consumers generally know little about the origins and history of these precious stones beyond sensationalized media accounts of so-called blood diamonds. Stones of Contention explores the major developments in the remarkable history of Africa’s diamonds, from the earliest stirrings of international interest in the continent’s mineral wealth in the first millennium A.D. to the present day. In the European colonial period, the discovery of diamonds in South Africa ushered in an era of unprecedented greed during which monopolistic enterprises exploited both the mineral resources and the indigenous workforce. In the aftermath of World War II, the governments of newly independent African states, both democratic and despotic, joined industry giant De Beers and other corporations to oversee and profit from mining activity on the continent. The book also considers the experiences of a wide array of Africans — from informal artisanal miners, company mineworkers, and indigenous authorities to armed rebels, mining executives, and premiers of mineral-rich states — and their relationships to the stones that have the power to bring both wealth and misery. With photos and maps, Stones of Contention illustrates the scope and complexity of the African diamond trade as well as its impact on individuals and societies.