As famous as it is mysterious, Stonehenge lies at the heart of our imagined part. Nearby at Avebury is one of the most extraordinary ancient religions landscapes. For the first time in over 40 years, an archaeologist close to both sites presents the story from the inside. Starting at the excavation that followed the collapse of a Stonehenge megalith on the last night of the 19th century, and ending with a dramatic discovery in Avebury at the close of the 20th, Hengeworld tells how recent archaeology has revolutionised the way we think about these great stone circles and the people who built them. Finally, Pitts shows a pattern emerging from the archaeology of these sites which explains the relationship between them and reconstructs the ceremony that would have symbolised this.