Durrington Dig 2016 – Tuesday 2 August

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Over the course of the last six years a team of archaeologists from across Europe led by Professor Vince Gaffney of Bradford University have been carrying out a series of cutting-edge geophysical surveys across an area approaching 10 square kilometres in the Stonehenge landscape.

They’ve made dozens of new discoveries, some of them entirely new sites. But one of the most astonishing things they’ve found is that something – in fact a whole series of somethings – lie buried beneath the 4,500 year old bank of Durrington Walls henge. Their surveys revealed an arc of large solid anomalies, some over two metres long. But the question was what were they?

Durrington 20160802 Our small but perfectly formed trench. The large mass of chalky material in the bottom right corner is part of the henge bank that survived ploughing.

There was only one way to find out and that  was to dig. Which is why the combined forces of the Stonehenge…

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