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Who was buried at Stonehenge ?

Parker Pearson, M. and Chamberlain, A. and Jay, M. and Marshall, P. and Pollard, J. and Richards, C. and Thomas, J. and Tilley, C. and Welham, K. (2009) 'Who was buried at Stonehenge ?', Antiquity., 83 (319). pp. 23-39.

Abstract

Stonehenge continues to surprise us. In this new study of the twentieth-century excavations, together with the precise radiocarbon dating that is now possible, the authors propose that the site started life in the early third millennium cal BC as a cremation cemetery within a circle of upright bluestones. Britain's most famous monument may therefore have been founded as the burial place of a leading family, possibly from Wales.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Britain, Neolithic, Beaker, Stonehenge.
Full text:PDF - Published Version (1088Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://antiquity.ac.uk/ant/083/ant0830023.htm
Publisher statement:© 2009 Antiquity Publications
Record Created:20 Jul 2009 16:05
Last Modified:24 Jun 2011 16:27

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