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Insight to Stonehenge
The writer studies what is known about Stonehenge, looking for reasons for the building of such a structure.
# 109639 | 1,870 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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In this article, the writer notes that for centuries Stonehenge, located in Salisbury Plain, England, has been a source of public curiosity, professional debate and even controversy. The question, 'What is Stonehenge?', has been asked again and again. The writer points out that many more answers that lead to an expanded understanding of Stonehenge come from asking 'why', as opposed to asking 'what' is Stonehenge. This paper explores the question of why, beginning with an examination of those questions that one would begin by asking at the outset of any architectural building project. The writer maintains that this may help shed some light on why Stonehenge was built, which in turn lends itself to what Stonehenge is.

Stonehenge at a Glance
Stonehenge Possibilities

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Atkinson, R. J. C. Stonehenge. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1956. Questia. 20 Nov. 2007 <>.
  • Castleden, Rodney. The Making of Stonehenge. New York: Routledge, 1993. Questia. 20 Nov. 2007 <>.
  • Wallis, Robert J., and Jenny Blain. "Sites, Sacredness, and Stories: Interactions of Archaeology and Contemporary Paganism." Folklore 114.3 (2003): 307+. Questia. 20 Nov. 2007 <>.

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