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On Silbury Hill: a review

On Silbury Hill; Adam Thorpe
232 pages, hardback. Out now.

Review by Ben Myers

When it comes to the Neolithic antiquities that litter this island of ours – those stony secrets buried beneath the fetid top-soil – we keep returning to the same enduring question when confronted with this sentient mysteries: not always who or how or even when but why? 159 more words


Beautiful,quiet ……and a bit scary!!!!…the biggest stone circle in the world….


Blog 5. FRAGMENTS FROM THE FOREST - The age of the superstition.

In The Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland, compiled by Steve Roud, touching wood for luck was seen in a 1998  survey as the tenth most common superstition, with 16% of the people surveyed quoting it. 379 more words


Discover Avebury!

If you’ve always fancied learning more about the Avebury landscape and are free next Wednesday you’re in luck. There are just a few places left on  my all day… 150 more words


Tune in to Avebury

Carol and Vic Benson from the marvellous local radio station Swindon 105.5 dropped in recently for a chin wag with me for their Voice of the Villages show . 59 more words


Avebury Dig 2014 - Day 16 and backfilling

The end is nigh!

As the excavation draws to a close, the diggers are frantically getting as much done as possible before backfilling begins.

On the day Professor Mike Parker Pearson of UCL visited, a beautiful British oblique arrowhead, dating to the Late Neolithic, came to light. 189 more words

Avenue Dig