Friday, April 11, 2008

Stonehenge


Just finished reading Stonehenge, Biography of a Landscape, by Timothy Darvill. It is excellent. He's an archaeologist who knows his Stonehenge and all of the remarkable barrows and earthworks from 5,000 B.C. that surround the chalklands between the Avon and Till Rivers in Wessex, southwestern England.

In the end, Mr. Darvill concurs with Nigel Tufnel's summation from This is Spinal Tap:

Nobody knows who they were
Or what they were doing
But their legacy remains
Hewn into the living rock
Of Stonehenge.

1 comment:

Mainecatwoman said...

Can I raise a practical question at this point? Are we going to do Stonehenge tomorrow?