Avebury – Between the Monuments 2013

Regulars to the blog will know that last year saw the first major year of fieldwork as part of the Between the Monuments Project at Avebury. In July and August of last year we began excavating a site close to the West Kennet Avenue originally discovered by Alexander Keiller in the 1930s.  

Excavations underway on the West Kennet Avenue site in 2013

Excavations underway on the West Kennet Avenue site in 2013  © National Trust / Mike Robinson

In the autumn we also carried out a fieldwalking survey at a site at the Foot of Avebury Down first discovered by the Rev. H.G.O. Kendall in the early part of the 20th century. Since then we’ve been busy analysing the results of all of this activity. If you’d like to find out what we’ve unearthed you can take a look at last year’s blog posts from the dig or download the Between the Monuments interim report for 2013.

We’d like to say an enormous thank you to all of the organisations who funded us, diggers who put in the ‘hard yards’ and staff and volunteers who supported us in more ways than we could possibly have imagined at the start of our venture (who knew that BBQing would become an indispensible archaeological skill?)  Thank you and roll on 2014.

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About Dr Nick

Dr Nick Snashall is Archaeologist for Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site. She is fascinated by prehistoric stones, large and small, and their potential for unlocking the secrets of our past. Nick is co-director of Living with Monuments (an AHRC funded research project aiming to address our lack of knowledge of Neolithic settlement and non-monumental activity through targetted fieldwork and archival research into the Avebury region) and Ground -Truthing Stonehenge’s ‘Superhenge’: excavations at Durrington Walls (Current Archaeology's 2017 Research Project of the Year)

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