Fundraising Event: A talk by Mike Parker Pearson 'Stonehenge and Durrington Walls: new research'

Thursday, October 13, 2016 -
18:30 to 20:00

Booking: Booking required. Please contact the museum.
Cost:

£10

Archaeological excavations are being carried out in 2016 at Durrington Walls and in Preseli, to shed yet more light on the mystery of Stonehenge and its stones. Was there a 'superhenge' of standing sarsen stones at Durrington Walls that dwarfed Stonehenge? Was Stonehenge itself actually a 'secondhand monument', built from bluestones brought from an earlier monument in west Wales? New advances in scientific methods, both in the field and in the laboratory, are also helping archaeologists find out more about the people who built Stonehenge, how they lived and why they went to such effort to build this remarkable structure. Join Mike Parker Pearson for an evening lecture to hear about the latest exciting developments in Stonehenge's story.