Chapter 1 Journal Activity
Stonehenge in the landscape
Just recently a family member said to me that they found Stonehenge to be underwhelming and not that impressive. This is perhaps not surprising, more often than not I find myself unintentionally lecturing others on the importance of looking at sites such as Stonehenge within the much wider landscape. The people who built and used Stonehenge were much more connected to their surroundings then we are today. To consider Stonehenge in isolation is folly and would only provide a small part of the answers we are looking for. I would also suggest that we look beyond the immediate landscape of the Salisbury Plain and consider the landscape in relation to other similar landscapes across Britian and Europe.