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6,000-year-old monument offers a glimpse of Britain’s neolithic Game of Thrones

This summer, the University of Reading Archaeology Field School excavated one of the most extraordinary sites we have ever had the pleasure of investigating. The site is an Early Neolithic long barrow known as “Cat’s Brain” and is likely to date to around 3,800BC. It lies in the heart of the lush Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire, UK, halfway between the iconic monuments of Stonehenge and Avebury.
A R Cane Posted by A R Cane
20th November 2017ce

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Very interesting. Just seen the article and that it was written by Jim Leary. Regret I haven't yet seen the Game of Thrones - though would like to.
The excavations at Cat’s Brain, including the decorated chalk blocks, will feature on Digging for Britain, to be screened on BBC4, at 9pm on Wednesday November 22.
tjj Posted by tjj
20th November 2017ce
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