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Stonehenge Riverside Projects Starts Today


"The Stonehenge Riverside Project, which begins on Sunday, aims to understand the purposes of Stonehenge between 2000 and 3000BC.

The archaeological excavations are pursuing a hypothesis that Neolithic Durrington Walls was the land of the living' and Stonehenge the land of the dead,' linked by a transitional journey along the River Avon.

As part of this exciting project, young people aged 16-25 are being invited to get involved through a youth volunteering project, which develops opportunities in the heritage and conservation sector in the south west".
The excavations take place from August 19 to September 14, 10am to 4pm. Entry is free to the public and guided tours will be available throughout. On the Special Open Days August 25-27 and 8-9 September, there will be demonstrations of prehistoric cookery, archery, flint knapping and pottery by re-enactors.
Anyone interested can contact Hannah Mayell at Hannah.mayell@nationaltrust.org.uk or on 07825034252.

http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/salisbury/salisburynews/display.var.1623431.0.dig_will_unearth_henges_secrets.php
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
19th August 2007ce
Edited 21st August 2007ce

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