Cumbria's Prehistoric Monuments (Paperback)

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Cumbria is a land built from stone. 

Whether it is Hadrian's Wall, Kendal Castle or the beautiful fells of the Lake District – for thousands of years people have found a certain elegance and utility in stone. Nestled amongst these common relics are a multitude of massive stone monuments, built over 3,000 years before British shores were ever touched by Roman sandals. Cumbria’s 'megalithic' monuments are among Europe's greatest and best-preserved ancient relics but are often poorly understood and rarely visited.

Cumbria’s Prehistoric Monuments aims to dispel the idea that these stones are merely ‘mysterious’. Instead, within this book you will find credible answers, using up-to-date research, excavation notes, maps and diagrams to explore one of Britain's richest archaeological landscapes. Featuring stunning original photography and newly illustrated diagrams of every megalithic site in the county, Adam Morgan Ibbotson invites you to take a journey into a land sculpted by ancient hands.

About the Author

Adam Morgan Ibbotson is an award-winning filmmaker based in Cumbria. Whilst he enjoys his media work, his true passion is archaeology. He has built up an extensive knowledge of prehistoric Cumbria by working alongside museum curators, and spending years researching independently. He has worked for The Wildlife Trusts, Tullie House Museum and The Lottery Fund, among others. He lives in Windermere.

Praise For…

"Adam Morgan Ibbotson has successfully brought together around 100 prehistoric sites from across Cumbria into a much-needed single volume. . . . The highlight has to be the beautiful photographs and illustrations, which both help the reader get a sense of the sites and finish the book off beautifully. Cumbria’s Prehistoric Monuments would make a welcome addition to the bookshelves of prehistorians, historians, and archaeologists, as well as anyone planning a visit to Cumbria." —The Past

Product Details
ISBN: 9780750996686
ISBN-10: 0750996684
Publisher: The History Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2021
Pages: 224
Language: English