Living with Monuments: Avebury and the Wider Neolithic World

The great prehistoric monuments of Avebury have captured the public imagination for centuries. But despite the best efforts of generations of antiquaries and archaeologists we know surprisingly little about the daily lives of the people who created and used them. Over the last few years the Between the Monuments project has begun to remedy this.

I’m delighted to say that I’ve been invited to give this year’s Avebury Society lecture on Wednesday 15 April at 7:30pm in the Kennet Valley Hall, Lockeridge (doors open at 7:00pm). I’ll be revealing how the discoveries made by the project, together with others from the wider Neolithic world, are rewriting our ideas about life among the monuments.

To book your tickets now and guarantee a seat visit the Avebury Society’s website or pop into the Avebury Community Shop.

Looking south east on 30 July

Living with Monuments: our West Kennet Avenue dig is helping to reveal how  daily life and monuments co-existed in the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age

Christmas comes early at Avebury

We’ve had an early Christmas present in the Avebury half of the World Heritage Site. Those lovely people at BBC Countryfile Magazine have dropped us a line to let us know that we’ve been nominated in their Heritage Site of the Year awards.

We’ve all got our own take on what makes Avebury so special. But whether its the epic scale of the monuments,  the intimacy of the Stones or the ability to find solitude in one of the world’s most ancient landscapes special it undeniably is. And if you love Avebury as much as we do you can cast your vote here.

Have a wonderful Christmas and when the festivities are done and the days start to lengthen why not take a wander over our way and remind yourself what you’re missing.

A Breughelesque Avebury in winter 2010

The many faces of Avebury – A Breughelesque scene in snowier times