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Ancient Earthworks of Wessex, Paperback / softback Book

Ancient Earthworks of Wessex Paperback / softback


What is the difference between a Bell Barrow and a Saucer Barrow?

Which henge between Stonehenge and Avebury is bigger than both?

How many thousand spectators fit into the Silchester amphitheatre?

In this fascinating book, packed with rare illustrations and antique engravings, local historian Gerald Ponting takes us on a tour of the ancient kingdom of Wessex, revealing a tapestry of earthworks, some Neolithic, others Iron Age or Roman, many of which survive today. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Wooden Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Prehistoric archaeology
  • ISBN: 9781904263975



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