Friday 25 October 2013

MPP - Researching Stonehenge: Theories Past and Present

Mike Parker Pearson


Over the years archaeologists connected with the Institute of Archaeology and UCL have made substantial contributions to the study of Stonehenge, the most enigmatic of all the prehistoric stone circles in Britain. Two of the early researchers were Petrie and Childe. More recently, colleagues in UCL’s Anthropology department – Barbara Bender and Chris Tilley – have also studied and written about the monument in its landscape. Mike Parker Pearson, who joined the Institute in 2012, has been leading a 10-year-long research programme on Stonehenge and, in this paper, he outlines the history and current state of research.
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1 comment:

  1. There is a new theory that Stonehenge is "writing"

    The idea is that many of the lines seen at Stonehenge are astronomical writing with the values simply converted to an angular array, or circles representing the size of earth and the moon.