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Timothy Daw
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I live on the edge of the Marlborough Downs and work part time at Stonehenge. This blog represents only my own opinions and thoughts, not that of any current or past employer or co-worker.
I live on the edge of the Marlborough Downs and work part time at Stonehenge. This blog represents only my own opinions and thoughts, not that of any current or past employer or co-worker.

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Moving a megalith in France
Archeologist Jean-Baptiste Piketty (1827–94) wanted to be buried in a dolmen, so – despite some opposition – in 1896 bought the Ker-Han dolmen in the commune of Saint Philibert (Morbihan), Brittany, and arranged for it to be transported to the Cimetière de...
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The Science of Prehistoric Stone Transport
Déplacement des mégalithes extraordinaires sur le littoral morbihanais, modèles d'embarcations et questions relatives à la navigation atlantique dès le V ème millénaire AVJC Trans: Moving extraordinary megaliths on the Morbihan coastline (South Brittany), b...
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Transport of the Stonehenge Bluestones: Testing the Glacial Hypothesis
Proceedings of the British Academy, 92, 271—314 Transport of the Stonehenge Bluestones:   Testing the Glacial Hypothesis J. D. SCOURSE Conclusion The hypothesis that the Stonehenge bluestones were transported by ice to the Wiltshire Downs is not consistent ...
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The Welsh origins of Stonehenge - Excavation Update - Michael Parker Pearson Professor,
"he four megaliths found at Waun Mawn do indeed appear to be part of a larger stone circle dismantled in antiquity." FULL REPORT from the Rust Family Foundation: Archaeology Grants Program at  http://www.rfamfound1.org/proj23find.html Highlights: In 2017 th...
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The Big Pit at Stonehenge
Mike Pitts has raised the possibility that Stone 16 was originally in a hollow in what is now the centre of Stonehenge before humans arrived. This hollow was then further excavated for unknown purposes after the stone was removed and set up in its present p...
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Population Replacement in Early Neolithic Britain
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/02/18/267443 Population Replacement in Early Neolithic Britain Selina   Brace ,  Yoan   Diekmann ,  Thomas J.   Booth ,  Zuzana   Faltyskova ,  Nadin   Rohland ,  Swapan   Mallick ,  Matthew   Ferry ,  Megan   Mich...
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The Beaker Phenomenon And The Genomic Transformation Of Northwest Europe
The Beaker Phenomenon And The Genomic Transformation Of Northwest Europe Iñigo   Olalde ,  Selina   Brace ,  Morten E.   Allentoft ,  Ian   Armit ,  Kristian   Kristiansen ,  Nadin Rohland ,  Swapan   Mallick ,  Thomas   Booth ,  Anna   Szécsényi-Nagy ,  Al...
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The Welcome Return of Science to Archaeology
One of the unexpected benefits (to me at least) of the rise of archaeogenetics is it hammers yet another stake into the zombie corpse of Post-processual archaeology  the bastard offspring of "New Archaeology". Without the scientific method archaeology is ju...
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The origins of Stonehenge: on the track of the bluestones by Michael Parker Pearson
The origins of Stonehenge: on the track of the bluestones Author:   Michael Parker Pearson   Keywords:  Stonehenge ,   megaliths ,   quarries ,   prehistory ,   Britain ,   bluestones   How to Cite:  Parker Pearson, M., (2017). The origins of Stonehenge: on...
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David Jacques - The Risk to Blick Mead from The A303 Tunnel Proposal
(*) i) First, look at what the National Trust, English Heritage and Highways (via a consultant) say in their January 2017 assessment of impacts along the eastern stretch of the  tunnel route -  https://content.historicengland.org.uk/content/docs/2017-stoneh...
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