16 September 2005

Durrington Walls

Visited this henge site on Tuesday - about 3,500 years outside my normal area of expertise! However there were two main reasons for visiting - Kate was working there, and the dig was being directed by a former professor of mine at Sheffield, Dr. Mike Parker-Pearson. So I decided to visit for a day of digging prehistory - the first time in about eight years!

Got very excited over a tiny bit of neolithic pottery which I found in the posthole in the foreground. It is located in a roadway which leads down to the river from the henge (running left to right in the photo). In the background is a midden inside the henge, in the middle bit are various pits and the possible remains of a house (?or two). More information here, and last year's interim report makes quite interesting reading.

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