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Stonehenge's Avenue and ‘Bluestonehenge’.

Allen, M. J., Chan, B., Cleal, R., French, C., Marshall, P., Pollard, J., Pullen, R., Richards, C., Ruggles, C., Robinson, D., Rylatt, J., Thomas, J., Welham, K. and Pearson, M.P., 2016. Stonehenge's Avenue and ‘Bluestonehenge’. Antiquity, 90 (352), 991 - 1008.

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DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2016.98


Stonehenge is a site that continues to yield surprises. Excavation in 2009 added a new and unexpected feature: a smaller, dismantled stone circle on the banks of the River Avon, connected to Stonehenge itself by the Avenue. This new structure has been labelled 'Bluestonehenge' from the evidence that it once held a circle of bluestones that were later removed to Stonehenge. Investigation of the Avenue closer to Stonehenge revealed deep periglacial fissures within it. Their alignment on Stonehenge's solstitial axis (midwinter sunset-midsummer sunrise) raises questions about the early origins of this ritual landscape.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Stonehenge; Bluestonehenge; Stonehenge Avenue; West Amesbury; Neolithic; Bronze Age; henge; stone circle
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:25584
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:21 Dec 2016 11:07
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:01


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