The date of the Greater Stonehenge Cursus

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Authors: Thomas, J., Marshall, P., Pearson, M.P., Pollard, J., Richards, C., Tilley, C.F. and Welham, K.

http://www.antiquity.ac.uk/ant/083/ant0830040.htm

Journal: Antiquity

Volume: 83

Pages: 40-53

ISSN: 0003-598X

The Greater Cursus – 3km long and just north of Stonehenge – had been dated by a red deer antler found in its ditch in the 1940s to 2890-2460 BC. New excavations by the authors found another antler in a much tighter context, and dating a millennium earlier. It appears that the colossal cursus had already marked out the landscape before Stonehenge was erected. At that time or soon after, its lines were re-emphasised, perhaps with a row of posts in pits. So grows the subtlety of the discourse of monuments in this world heritage site.

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Authors: Thomas, J., Marshall, P., Pearson, M.P., Pollard, J., Richards, C., Tilley, C. and Welham, K.

Journal: Antiquity

Volume: 83

Issue: 319

Pages: 40-53

eISSN: 0003-598X

ISSN: 0003-598X

The Greater Cursus-3km long and just north of Stonehenge-had been dated by a red deer antler found in its ditch in the 1940s to 2890-2460 BC. New excavations by the authors found another antler in a much tighter context, and dating a millennium earlier. It appears that the colossal cursus had already marked out the landscape before Stonehenge was erected. At that time or soon after, its lines were re-emphasised, perhaps with a row of posts in pits. So grows the subtlety of the discourse of monuments in this world heritage site.

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Authors: Thomas, J., Marshall, P., Pearson, M.P., Pollard, J., Richards, C., Tilley, C. and Welham, K.

Journal: ANTIQUITY

Volume: 83

Issue: 319

Pages: 40-53

ISSN: 0003-598X

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