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Stonehenge

20 Feb 2017, 09:12 PM
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The Stonehenge landscape

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Stonehenge should be seen in context with it's landscape as opposed to a site in isolation. Starting with Blick Mead, a mesolithic watering hole visited continuously for 4000 years, through to the early Neolithic Cursus which may have decided the siting of Stonehenge itself, and the later Bronze age barrows.

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3 months ago

I agree. There has been so much activity, seemingly of a spiritual and funerary nature. This landscape seems fairly devoid of water courses - perhaps due to its largely chalk geology. I wonder if the River Avon was a major siting factor? Trees are usually not in abundance on chalkland and game would have been attracted to the waterholes, so maybe it was attractive because of the availability of food and water, at least initially.

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