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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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Authors

M. Parker Pearson

A. Chamberlain

M. Jay

P. Marshall

J. Pollard

C. Richards

J. Thomas

C. Tilley

K. Welham



Abstract

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.

Citation

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. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0003598x00098069

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
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/s0003598x00098069
Keywords Britain, Neolithic, Beaker, Stonehenge.

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