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Vox Phantom
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Re: chalk
Aug 11, 2000, 15:10
That makes sense. As far as I understand the phases of construction, it seems like it would have to have been exposed chalk for a while. However, it seems like there was a decision to change it, as the original stepped pyramid of chalk was apparently filled in with rubble. Whether this chalk rubble fill was designed to be overgrown, or was simple conducive to it is my question, I guess.

What surprised me the most was reading of the exposed longbarrows - which I hadn't seen mentioned elsewhere - as well as the banks around Avebury. Until visiting I don't think I realised they were chalk as well. The article in which I read the suggestion that they were exposed also suggested that the banks may have acted as a viewing area for ceremonies. This also seemed pretty speculative.
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