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Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Museum of London

'The Cradle of Stonehenge'? Blick Mead - a Mesolithic Site in the Stonehenge Landscape

Professor David Jacques FSA


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The discovery of a spring and a Mesolithic land surface at Blick Mead about 2 km from Stonehenge, that has well preserved and substantial Mesolithic deposits, potentially transforms our understanding of the Mesolithic use of the pre-Stonehenge landscape, and the establishment of its later ritual landscape. This talk outlines the newly discovered local landscape history of the Vespasian's Camp area, the field interventions, and concludes with a review of the site and its wider significance and context for the later development of the Stonehenge ritual landscape.


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Professor Jacques is a Senior Research Fellow in Archaeology at the University of Buckingham. In 2013, he was elected a Fellow of the Society of the Antiquaries (FSA). 

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21 September 2016

'The Cradle of Stonehenge'? Blick Mead - a Mesolithic Site in the Stonehenge Landscape
Professor David Jacques FSA

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