Who was buried at Stonehenge?

Pearson, M. P., Chamberlain, A., Jay, M., Marshall, P., Pollard, J., Richards, C., Thomas, J., Tilley, C. F. and Welham, K., 2009. Who was buried at Stonehenge? Antiquity, 83 (319), pp. 23-39.

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Stonehenge continues to surprise us. In this new study of the twentieth-century excavations, together with the precise radiocarbon dating that is now possible, the authors propose that the site started life in the early third millennium cal BC as a cremation cemetery within a circle of upright bluestones. Britain’s most famous monument may therefore have been founded as the burial place of a leading family, possibly from Wales.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Britain, Neolithic, Beaker, Stonehenge
Subjects:History > Archaeology
Group:Faculty of Science and Technology
ID Code:11739
Deposited By:Dr Kate Welham
Deposited On:08 Oct 2009 08:19
Last Modified:10 Sep 2014 15:46


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