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17 April 2010
New seminar: Researching Stonehenge & Avebury

A joint research seminar organised by the Prehistoric Society and the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society in association with the Avebury Archaeological and Historical Research Group will be held at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Devizes (Wilthsire, England) next Saturday, 22 May, 2010 at 10:00 AM.
     Recent work in the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site has transformed our understanding of both landscapes, demonstrating how much we can still learn from well-focussed research about even the best-known aspects of prehistoric Britain. With major projects like the Stonehenge Riverside Project, the Longstones Project, and the Silbury Hill Conservation Project recently published or in the post-excavation stage, this seminar will present and assess what we have learnt, and discuss future research directions. It will also inform the revision of the Avebury Research Agenda and aid integration between the two parts of the WHS, which are too often treated entirely separately. A range of speakers, (Mike Allen, Martyn Barber, Dave Field, John Hunter, Rob Ixer, Stuart Needham, Colin Shell, Stefanie Vincent, Tim Darvill, Andrew Fitzpatrick, Jim Leary, Mike Parker Pearson, Josh Pollard, Colin Richards and Julian Thomas) all of whom are currently engaged with research at Stonehenge or Avebury, will discuss what we know and what we still need to know about the landscapes, monuments and material culture of this most significant area for British prehistory:
     Booking is essential - the 60 available tickets for this seminar are expected to sell out very quickly. Contact the Bookings Secretary on 01380 727369, or send an e-mail to wanhs@wiltshireheritage.org.uk. A total of 60 tickets are also available from the Prehistoric Society - write with your details to Tessa Machling, Prehistoric Society, c/o Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Sq, London WC1H OPY. Cost is £25, £15 for unwaged students. Includes refreshments, lunch and reception.

Source: Witshire Heritage Museum (April 2010)

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