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New features within the henge at Avebury, Wiltshire: aerial and geophysical evidence

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015


Robert Bewley
Affiliation:
Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, NMRC, Kemble Drive, Swindon SN2 2GZ, England
Mark Cole
Affiliation:
English Heritage, Ancient Monuments Laboratory, 23 Savile Row, London W1X 1AB, England
Andrew David
Affiliation:
English Heritage, Ancient Monuments Laboratory, 23 Savile Row, London W1X 1AB, England
Roger Featherstone
Affiliation:
Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, NMRC, Kemble Drive, Swindon SN2 2GZ, England
Andrew Payne
Affiliation:
English Heritage, Ancient Monuments Laboratory, 23 Savile Row, London W1X 1AB, England
Fiona Small
Affiliation:
Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, NMRC, Kemble Drive, Swindon SN2 2GZ, England

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The hot and dry summer of 1995 once again proved the value and cost-effectiveness of aerial survey. Numerous parchmarks were a product of the dry conditions throughout England, but especially in chalk grassland, and they revealed important new archaeological information. A parchmark within the great Neolithic henge at Avebury identifies a new subterranean feature, confirmed by geophysical survey, which fills in further details of the Avebury enclosure.


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