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tjj
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'Footmarks' by Jim Leary
Oct 16, 2023, 20:47
I would like to recommend 'Footmarks - A Journey into our Restless Past' by Jim Leary. Many of us know of Jim Leary from his work on Silbury Hill back in 2007 and later on Marden Henge.

Here he journeys from ancient hominin footprints to holloways and everything in between. In his chapter titled 'Weatherscape: Of skies and seasons' he talks about the Nebra sky disc not just describing this beautiful object but giving an indepth account of how it was found, how it was sold (many times) and how it eventually found its way back to the State Museum of Prehistory in Germany.

As someone who walks, I love this book.
thesweetcheat
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Re: 'Footmarks' by Jim Leary
Oct 18, 2023, 19:06
This sounds great, I enjoyed his Silbury book and always like stuff involving landscape archaeology. One for the Christmas list.

Hope all is good with you tjj.

tsc
Sounder
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Re: 'Footmarks' by Jim Leary
Oct 18, 2023, 19:55
Need to ask my Mother to get me this for Christmas!
tjj
tjj
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Edited Oct 20, 2023, 17:39
Re: 'Footmarks' by Jim Leary
Oct 20, 2023, 17:35
Thanks tsc, all good. Still walking and catching the 49 bus. Still feels like coming home when I get off at Avebury.

I promise you won't be disappointed with Footmarks.

All the best
tjj x
thesweetcheat
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Re: 'Footmarks' by Jim Leary
Oct 22, 2023, 20:35
Excellent, glad to hear it. I've only been on the 49 once this year, probably due a revisit over the winter though.
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