Friday, 1 March 2013

Hawley's Grave Stones - The Forgotten Sarsens at Stonehenge

From: RESEARCH REPORT SERIES no. 105-2011
STONEHENGE WORLD HERITAGE SITE LANDSCAPE PROJECT
STONEHENGE DOWN AND THE TRIANGLE
ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY REPORT

David Field and Trevor Pearson

‘Hawley‘s Graves’
Several small sarsen boulders were noted along the bank defining the trackway approaching Stonehenge from the south (Fig 8). These are likely to represent a series of pits where Hawley deposited many of the finds from his excavations and which have become referred to as ‘Hawley’s Graves’ (Cleal et al 1995, 15, 18- 19).



Taken Feb 2013 - Click for larger

We know that Hawley buried "stone chips" in them. (I note that Newall also buried "stuff" in Hawley's Graves). So are these sarsens packing stones from the monument that were too big to bury fully or something else?

More at http://www.eternalidol.com/?p=11148 where this picture is from.


1 comment:

  1. Rubbish how can you trust Hawley, after all he moved some of the stones and placed them into new postions in the henge. also lived in hunt for 2,1/2 years were nobody bother him .. he was a very busy bee at Stonehenge..

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