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How Waun Mawn stone circle was designed and built, and when the Bluestones arrived at Stonehenge: a response to Darvill.

Parker Pearson, M., Pollard, J., Richards, C., Welham, K., Kinnaird, T., Srivastava, A., Casswell, C., Shaw, D., Simmons, E., Stanford, A., Bevins, R., Ixer, R., Ruggles, C., Rylatt, J. and Edinborough, K., 2022. How Waun Mawn stone circle was designed and built, and when the Bluestones arrived at Stonehenge: a response to Darvill. Antiquity. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2022.132

Abstract

In response to Timothy Darvill's article, 'Mythical rings?' (this issue), which argues for an alternative interpretation of Waun Mawn circle and its relationship with Stonehenge, Parker Pearson and colleagues report new evidence from the Welsh site and elaborate on aspects of their original argument. The discovery of a hearth at the centre of the circle, as well as further features around its circumference, reinforces the authors' original interpretation. The authors explore the evidence for the construction sequence, which was abandoned before the completion of the monument. Contesting Darvill's argument that the Aubrey Holes at Stonehenge originally held posts, the authors reassert their interpretation of this circle of cut features as Bluestone settings.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0003-598X
Uncontrolled Keywords:UK; Waun Mawn; Stonehenge; stone circles
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:37846
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:23 Nov 2022 15:21
Last Modified:23 Nov 2022 15:21

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