Drawing on more than fifteen years of research, John North answers questions that have puzzled mankind for centuries regarding the creation, purpose, and use of Stonehenge.
Succeeding where many others have failed, John North comprehensively examines Stonehenge from archeological, astronomical, and spiritual angles, showing that the stones were not so much of sighting devices but rather maps of the heavens.
Through consideration of relevant research from other prehistoric remains in Britain and Northern Europe in relation to Stonehenge, North is able to draw conclusions on the understanding of prehistoric life and religion to help comprehend the origins of humankind.
John North was a scientific historian and author. He was the Librarian and Assistant curator of the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford and Professor of History of Philosophy and the Exact Sciences at the University of Groningen, Netherlands. He passed away in October of 2008 after a three-year battle with cancer.