Stonehenge, wiltshire, UK: High resolution geophysical surveys in the surrounding landscape, 2011

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Authors: Darvill, T., Lüth, F., Rassmann, K., Fischer, A. and Winkelmann, K.

Journal: European Journal of Archaeology

Volume: 16

Issue: 1

Pages: 63-93

Publisher: Maney

DOI: 10.1179/1461957112Y.0000000025

An extensive high-resolution geophysical survey covering 2 km2 was undertaken to the north of Stonehenge in June and October 2011. The survey is important in providing, for the first time, abundant detail on the form and structure of the Stonehenge Cursus, including the recognition of entrances in both of the long sides. Much additional information about the internal form of round barrows in the Cursus Round Barrow Cemetery, the course of the Avenue, the course of the so-called Gate Ditch, and numerous tracks and early roads crossing the landscape was recorded. A series of previously unrecognized features were identified: a pit-arc or cove below a barrow on the west side of King Barrow Ridge, a square-shaped feature surrounded by pits on the east side of Stonehenge Bottom, and a linear ditch on the same solstical axis, and parallel to, the southern section of the Stonehenge Avenue. An extensive scatter of small metallic anomalies marking the position of camping grounds associated with the Stonehenge Free Festival in the late 1970s and early 1980s raise interesting conservation and management issues.

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Authors: Darvill, T., LuTh, F., Rassmann, K., Fischer, A. and Winkelmann, K.

Journal: European Journal of Archaeology

Volume: 16

Issue: 1

Pages: 63-93

eISSN: 1741-2722

ISSN: 1461-9571

DOI: 10.1179/1461957112Y.0000000025

An extensive high-resolution geophysical survey covering 2 km2 was undertaken to the north of Stonehenge in June and October 2011. The survey is important in providing, for the first time, abundant detail on the form and structure of the Stonehenge Cursus, including the recognition of entrances in both of the long sides. Much additional information about the internal form of round barrows in the Cursus Round Barrow Cemetery, the course of the Avenue, the course of the so-called Gate Ditch, and numerous tracks and early roads crossing the landscape was recorded. A series of previously unrecognized features were identified: a pit-arc or cove below a barrow on the west side of King Barrow Ridge, a squareshaped feature surrounded by pits on the east side of Stonehenge Bottom, and a linear ditch on the same solstical axis, and parallel to, the southern section of the Stonehenge Avenue. An extensive scatter of small metallic anomalies marking the position of camping grounds associated with the Stonehenge Free Festival in the late 1970s and early 1980s raise interesting conservation and management issues. © European Association of Archaeologists 2013.

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Authors: Darvill, T., Lueth, F., Rassmann, K., Fischer, A. and Winkelmann, K.

Journal: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGY

Volume: 16

Issue: 1

Pages: 63-93

eISSN: 1741-2722

ISSN: 1461-9571

DOI: 10.1179/1461957112Y.0000000025

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