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Who was buried at Stonehenge?

Parker Pearson, M.; Chamberlain, A.; Jay, M.; Marshall, P.; Pollard, J.; Richards, C.; Thomas, J.; Tilley, C.; Welham, K.

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M. Parker Pearson

A. Chamberlain

M. Jay

P. Marshall

J. Pollard

C. Richards

J. Thomas

C. Tilley

K. Welham


Stonehenge continues to surprise us. In this new study of the twentieth-century excavations, together with the precise radiocarbon dating that is now possible, the authors propose that the site started life in the early third millennium cal BC as a cremation cemetery within a circle of upright bluestones. Britain's most famous monument may therefore have been founded as the burial place of a leading family, possibly from Wales.


Parker Pearson, M., Chamberlain, A., Jay, M., Marshall, P., Pollard, J., Richards, C., …Welham, K. (2009). Who was buried at Stonehenge?. Antiquity, 83(319), 23-39.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 1, 2009
Deposit Date Jul 20, 2009
Publicly Available Date Jun 24, 2011
Journal Antiquity
Print ISSN 0003-598X
Electronic ISSN 1745-1744
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 83
Issue 319
Pages 23-39
Keywords Britain, Neolithic, Beaker, Stonehenge.


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