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New era for Stonehenge

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 April 2015

Christopher Chippindale
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3ER, UK
Chris Gosden
Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PG, UK
N. James
Division of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DZ, UK
Mike Pitts
Marlborough SN8 1JQ, UK
Chris Scarre
Antiquity, Department of Archaeology, Durham University, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE, UK


Provision for visiting Stonehenge was radically reorganised in 2013. Why was it so difficult to achieve? Will the new scheme work? Here we present a multi-part review of the new arrangements. Christopher Chippindale is a former editor of Antiquity and author of Stonehenge complete, which recounts the changing fortunes of the monument down the ages. Mike Pitts has excavated at Stonehenge and written about the site in Hengeworld. Chris Gosden, Professor of European Archaeology at Oxford, approaches the issues from a World Heritage Site perspective. The section is co-ordinated by N. James who reviews the effectiveness of a visitor centre several minutes by land train from the stones.

Copyright © Antiquity Publications Ltd. 2014 

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