Chapter 1: The Stonehenge Landscape
Stonehenge as a landscape of prehistoric sites. A historical context: the Mesolithic, the Neolithic and the building of the Stonehenge.
Chapter 2: Who built Stonehenge?
Theories: when, by whom, how and why.
Chapter 3: Stonehenge Problems
Context - the Stonehenge landscape: problems with transportation and erection. Part destruction - why and how?
Chapter 4: Responses to Stonehenge
An array of responses: Geoffrey of Monmouth (1138); the antiquarian tradition, the temple and astronomic alignments traditions; various amateur theories; the archaeological traditions.
Stonehenge, Woodhenge: monuments in a landscape
Chapter 5: Cultural Contexts
Stonehenge in fiction, poetry, music, art and popular culture.
Chapter 6: Stonehenge Today
Stonehenge as a cultural icon, emblem of Britain, World Heritage site and sacred space.
Blick Mead as the cradle of Stonehenge.
Chapter 7: Reassessing Stonehenge
Written activity as an assessment
Chapter 8: Responses to Stonehenge
Examination of students' responses through their essays. Integration of blog, Wiki, Twitter and eBook as a way of continuing the discussion after the course.