Romancing the stones: Towards a virtual and elemental avebury

Authors: Pollard, J. and Gillings, M.

Journal: Archaeological Dialogues

Volume: 5

Issue: 2

Pages: 143-164

ISSN: 1380-2038

DOI: 10.1017/s1380203800001276


The late Neolithic monument complex at Avebury, Wiltshire, continues to elicit much curiosity and attention. However, with excavation unlikely to occur in the near future, new and non-destructive means of exploring the monument complex are required. Although a number of such investigations have been undertaken, to date no concerted effort has been made to consolidate the results within a single framework. The opening stages of such a project, involving innovative research using GIS and Virtual-Reality technologies within an explicitly theoretical interpretative agenda, are described here.

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