Monthly Archives: February 2017

A Temple in the Preseli Hills?

It has been known for many years that the large stones at Stonehenge are of ‘sarsen’, a local sandstone abundant on the Marlborough Downs some 20 miles north, but the smaller stones, known as ‘bluestones’, are foreign to Salisbury Plain and their … Continue reading

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Stonehenge nominated for Heritage Site of the Year

Best-selling author Bill Bryson has nominated Stonehenge as Heritage Site of the Year for the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards. This year’s award nominations appear in the February issue of BBC Countryfile Magazine, on sale 19 January 2017, and feature 12 categories. … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Stones of Neolithic Pembrokeshire

In the latest issue of Current Archaeology magazine (324, February 2017) the feature article asks ‘How should we study ancient stone monuments?’ Previous categorisations have expended great ingenuity on cataloguing the monuments according to ever more intricate typologies. Now a survey of the … Continue reading

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Stonehenge Tunnel Southern Route Unacceptable

In a recent post on his blog Tim Daw expresses concerns over the position of the plan for the southern route of the Stonehenge tunnel and its junction which he says is completely unacceptable. The eastern tunnel portal is … Continue reading

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