Sacred Mound, Holy Rings

Sacred Mound, Holy Rings

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This report gives a full account of: the excavation of Silbury Hill in the late 1960s; environmental evidence from the tunnel and the ditch section; the cuttings on top of the mound; and the radiocarbon dates. Enclosures at nearby West Kennet, first seen from the air in 1950, have been the subject of research excavations since 1987. One is a nearly circular double enclosure that straddles the present Kennet, the other is a larger ellipitical enclosure. The character of the palisades, their construction, the finds and the radiocarbon dates are fully reported here. There is a discussion of the interpretation of the two monuments and of their relation to each other and to the other features of the neolithic landscape - the Sanctuary, the West Kennet Avenue and Avebury itself.... in absolute size in the distinction between bones of the aurochs (Bos primigenius) and domestic cattle (Bos taurus). ... Archaeology Ireland 8(4), 10-13. ... Batsford. Hodder- I. 1982. The present past. London: Batsford. Hodder. I. 1986. Reading the past. Cambridge: ... Royal Entomological Society Handbook for the Identification of British Insects 11 pt 3. ... Paper presented at the 58th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, St. Louis. Missouri, 1993. Koch, K. 1989a.

Title:Sacred Mound, Holy Rings
Publisher:Oxbow Books Limited - 1997


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