Stonehenge has always been a place of wonder and speculation, but it is only in this century that it has been submitted to the rigorous scrutiny of scientific archaeology. In this volume, archaeologists, environmentalists, engineers, astronomers and geologists draw on this data, pulled together for the first time, to advance our understanding of one of the greatest prehistoric monuments in Europe.This definitive account of the continuing debate also points the way forward to new programmes of scientific research for Stonehenge and (...) its environment.The papers arise from a joint discussion meeting of the Royal Society, the British Academy and English Heritage held at the Royal Society in March 1996. (shrink)
This chapter discusses the role of general models for language change and considers four such classes of model. The farming/language dispersal model is a frequent case for language replacement. But problems of chronology frequently obscure the relationships between archaeological and linguistic data.