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6 November 2003
The sexually-symbolic landscape of Britain

A new book by an archaeologist from north-east England is set to reveal the sexually-symbolic landscape of Britain. Cathy Tuck, who has worked on the Time Team TV programme, chronicles 5,000 years of sexually significant sites in her book "Landscapes and Desire".
     Describing standing stones as phallic, and burial chambers as womb-like, the project started when she found a sexually-explicit grotto in a park in Buckinghamshire, England, while working for English Heritage as a landscape archaeologist.
     Written over two years - during which time she covered 30,000 miles around Britain - the book includes a gazetteer of sexually-symbolic sites, which readers are encouraged to investigate - "If people open their eyes and take a look around them, it's amazing what they will see."

Source: The Journal (3 November 2003)

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