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What does the new henge mean for Stonehenge?

What does the new henge mean for Stonehenge?

I don’t know. I think the coverage at places like the BBC are good, David Gregory found it exciting and I thought his story was a good read. However there are too many details missing from the reports to come to any conclusions. That’s not a complaint...

Bateman’s Scars

Arbor Low is a Neolithic stone circle and henge in the Peak District. The henge is the bank and ditch arrangement with the bank on the outside and is probably the oldest part of the monument. The current estimate is that it was built around 2500 BC. That’s a...

Stonehenge Decoded?

I saw it and it was like the Curate’s Egg, good in parts. The big idea is something Mike Parker Pearson has been pushing for a long while. Stonehenge is a place for the dead, and important in funerary rites. I’ve been wary of this. An astronomer thought it...

Newgrange and the Astronomy of the Dead

Entrance to Newgrange passage tomb. Photo (cc) Sophie Robson. One of the problems with archaeoastronomy is that it’s quite hard to find an archaeological site where you can be certain astronomy was important. Even Stonehenge is problematic. A lot of people think...