If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking the Secrets of Stonehenge Hardcover – Mar 9 2010
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Marc Aronson is an award-winning author and editor. He lives in Maplewood, NJ.
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Mike, who had worked with him, brought him to the circle so he could take a look. The answer was simple, but proving it would take money, time and tenacity. "The stones were put up for the ancestors." It was a surreal moment that Mike would probably never forget. Certain things about the stones and the circle weren't up for debate. It was known that the stones were made of sarsen, "a form of stone made from grains of sand that have hardened and bonded to form a tough form of sandstone." (p. 9) The sarsens had been moved from a distance of 18 miles away while the bluestone had traveled an amazing 150 miles. Mike had been once told to "be sensible," but now was not the time. Questions needed to be answered after Ramilisonia made the connection between the stone and the wood. What secrets was this circle holding? What were the mistakes others had made? Would the soils finally give up their secrets?
This mesmerizing tale of the secrets the stones and soils of Stonehenge finally have given up will dazzle the reader, young and old alike. This is one of the most exciting archaeological books for this age group I've read in some time. When the "secrets" were finally divulged, it made the hair stand up on my arms just sensing the thrill of discovery that Mike and the Riverside Project Team must have felt. The photography, of course is wonderful, but it is the story that will wow the reader. The author states that "This is a book about questioning what others believe to be true, not accepting ideas just because famous people say they are right." The book nicely challenges the reader to think for himself and shows just what can happen when people refuse to accept everything that has come before them. If you are into the mysteries of archaeology, this is one book you're going to want to add to your list!