Pubisher: Oxbow Books
Prehistoric war-god, 17th century marvel or living monument? In 1996 archaeologists, historians and anthropologists presented evidence at a "trial" of the Giant in Cerne Abbas Village Hall, arguing for various dates for its creation: Iron Age, or Medieval, or some other date and significant simply for the fact that it exists and is still a vital aspect of the local community. This is the book of the trial ... with the witnesses presenting their evidence in full. An epilogue contains the jury's decision, and an account of the trial's filming for a regional BBC programme.