A talk by Andy Manning, Wessex Archaeology. Recent fieldwork by Wessex Archaeology in late 2010 and 2011 on the site of the former MoD estate offices has uncovered something of a mystery. Although evidence for an Iron Age and Romano-British settlement on the site has been known for some years, the fieldwork has uncovered some remarkable discoveries. These confirm the site of a Late Iron Age and Romano-British enclosed settlement, but the initial results suggest the settlement may be much larger than previously thought, perhaps even underlying the northern half of the modern town. But perhaps even more significantly, befitting a site in Durrington which is home to Durrington Walls, below the settlement, a number of Neolithic monuments have emerged, which tantalisingly may be associated with the henge, itself. Whatever happens, we won’t be looking at Durrington in the same way again.
A lecture in the Salisbury Museum Archaeology Lectures (SMAL) series. SMAL lectures are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September to April.