Between Avebury and Stonehenge: the Vale of Pewsey Project

Thursday 20 April
Room 16, Medecroft Building, King Alfred Campus, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR

A Wessex Centre for History and Archaeology seminar by Dr Jim Leary, Univ. of Reading

​​Jim Leary’s lecture will give an overview of recent archaeological investigations in the Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire. These excavations focus on Marden henge - the largest henge in the country, as well as other nearby monuments, such as the Wilsford henge. In addition to continuing excavations at Marden and Wilsford, fieldwork includes environmental sampling and the investigation of the River Avon. This collaborative research programme links the Stonehenge landscape to the south with Avebury to the north, and the significance of this important region and the mega-monuments within it, such as Silbury Hill, will be discussed.

This event is from the Wessex Centre for History and Archaeology. For more information about the centre, click here

To book, email Dr Ryan Lavelle

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