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Edited Sep 04, 2010, 22:47
Re: Myths, truths and theories - Stonehenge
Sep 04, 2010, 21:46
Littlestone wrote:
There is certainly a certain amount of secrecy , "my sites " etc . and tardiness in writing up excavation reports etc


Quite. This is a good example of tardiness - http://latersilbury.wordpress.com/ while this (presumably by an 'ordinary' yet interested and well-informed member of the public) is far more informative - http://thehword.wordpress.com/2010/08/31/rethinking-silbury/

Does make you wonder doesn't it...


Cough! I don't have a view on the 'bluestone' theory though it is certainly an interesting debate. As far as the Silbury dig and the 'LaterSilbury' blog is concerned I have to present an alternative viewpoint. I've been a bit busy these past few months so haven't been out to Avebury as often as I used to; last Tuesday, however, I did take a walk over to the portacabins and was one of the 72 members of the public who turned up for the 'tour and talk'. By and large the people there were local; English Heritage had posted notices about the talk in the surrounding villages - I found myself walking along to the dig with two people from Winterbourne Monkton. It was the day after the bank holiday so there were lots of children present with their parents - one boy, aged about 11, asked a very interesting question and received a sensible answer.

The two female archaeologists giving the talk were open and friendly and it was one of them that wrote the blog address down for me as I was leaving - I read it for the first time when I returned home and think its pretty good, as these things go.
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