WWW Sites on the Callanish Stones and Other Megaliths

Stones of Scotland. An exhaustive site covering many megalithic sites in Scotland.

The Stone Circle Web Ring "A group of more than 100 sites dealing with dolmens, menhirs, barrows, burial mounds and theories varying from the informed to the fanciful... and straight on till morning" - Michael Pollak, A Web Surfer's Guide to Ancient British Past, The New York Times March 25, 1999

Megalithic Mysteries. A photo-guide to stone circles and other prehistoric sites with high-quality images, including many aerial photographs.

Gerald Ponting has written numerous detailed and definitive works on the Callanish Stones and may be found at

Elizabeth Buie has written an informative essay on Callanish entitled "Stonehenge of the North."

The Calanais Visitors Centre.

Published Works on Megalithic Sites, including the Callanish Stones

Burl, Aubrey. From Carnac to Callanish: The Prehistoric Stone Rows and Avenues of Britain,      Ireland, and Brittany. New Haven: Yale UP, 1993.

----. Great Stone Circles. New Haven: Yale UP, 1999.

-----. Rings Of Stone : The Prehistoric Stone Circles Of Britain And Ireland. London: Frances      Lincoln, 1979.

----. The Stone Circles of the British Isles. New Haven: Yale UP, 1976. Caponigro, Paul.      Megaliths. Boston: Little, Brown. 1986.

Edwards, Keven J., and Ian Ralston. Scotland: Environment and Archaeology, 8000 BC-AD      1000. Chichester: Wiley, 1997.

Grinsell, Leslie V. Folklore Of Prehistoric Sites In Britain. London: David & Charles, 1976.

Hadingham, Evan. Circles and Standing Stones. London: Heinemann, 1975. MacKie, Euan W.      Science and Society in Prehistoric Britain. London: Elek, 1977.

Michell, John F. Megalithomania: Artists, Antiquarians, and Archaeologists at the Old Stone Monuments. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell UP, 1982.

Peck, M. Scott. In Search of Stones: A Pilgrimage of Faith, Reason, and Discovery. NY:      Hyperion, 1995.

Ponting, Gerald, and Margaret Ponting. New Light on the Stones of Callanish. Stornoway:      Olcote, 1984.

-----. The Stones Around Callanish. Stornoway: Olcote, 1984.

Ruggles, C.L.N. and A.W.R. Whittle, eds. Astronomy And Society In Britain During The Period      4000-1500 B.C. Oxford: B.A.R., 1981.

Ruggles, Clive. Astronomy in Prehistoric Britain and Ireland. New Haven: Yale UP, 1999.

Thom, Alexander. Megalithic Lunar Observatories. New York : Clarendon Press, 1971.

Thom, Alexander, and A. S. Thom. Megalithic Remains in Britain and Brittany. New York:      Clarendon Press, 1978.

Thom, Alexander, and A. S. Thom. Megalithic Sites in Britain. New York: Clarendon Press,      1967.

Thomas, Eric. Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders. London: Harper & Brothers,      1912.

Wood, John Edwin. Sun, Moon and Standing Stones. London: Oxford UP, 1978.




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