Living With Monuments gets underway

An exciting new project has now begun in earnest at Avebury. The National Trust has teamed up once again with the Universities of Southampton and Leicester and Allen Environmental Archaeology (Between the Monuments 2013-15), and with the Universities of Ghent and Cambridge, supporting them in Living with Monuments, a new collaborative research project.

Last week we kicked things off with two days of surface collection (field walking) under beautiful big skies and in the company of three deer. The finds were not coming thick and fast, but we were cheering ourselves up with the fact that an ‘archaeological void’ of sorts is actually very interesting and intriguing.


This is only the beginning of what promises to be a thrilling archaeological project taking place in this world famous site over the next few years, building upon the previous work of the Between the Monuments project in the hopes of learning more about this extraordinary landscape.


The spectacular sky as we packed up at the end of the second day ©National Trust/B.Clifton



Avebury on Britain’s Ancient Tracks


If you missed it there’s still time to catch this week’s episode of Britain’s Ancient Tracks featuring Tony Robinson exploring Avebury and the West Kennet Avenue with me (available until 4 December).