Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Antiquity Review of the New Visitor Centre near Stonehenge

http://antiquity.ac.uk/ant/088/ant0880644.htm

Volume: 88  Number: 340  Page: 644–657 
New era for Stonehenge
Christopher Chippindale1, Chris Gosden2, N. James3, Mike Pitts4 and Chris Scarre5
1McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3ER, UK, 2Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PG, UK, 3Division of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DZ, UK, 4Marlborough SN8 1JQ, UK, and 5Antiquity, 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.

(available as a pay per view for £15)

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