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Durrington Walls

The English Heritage guided Stonehenge Riverside Environment Project has included a living history display and demonstrations, together with access to several of the ongoing archeaological digs being done in the area.

The Age of Bronze is a Society which experiments with the Living History of the Bronze Age, showing and explaining the life to the Public. Follow this link to find out more about them.

They have appeared at Durrington Walls, very near Woodhenge and not far from Stonehenge, over the late August Bank Holiday weekend and in early September. The plans for 2009 are still being negotiated.

This is a huge henge site, being excavated by teams of archaeologists from several universities as part of a larger Stonehenge Environment Project, they have found Neolithic and Bronze Age structures and artefacts.

For information about the Project take a look at :-

There are iimages of the events in 2006 and 2007 :-

Follow this link to see the page about the 2007 event.

Follow this link to see the page about the 2006 event.

The site was visited by the Time Team a couple of years ago. An important prehistoric ceremonial route has been found from the adjacent river Avon to Stonehenge. Certainly the whole feature has the feel of an amptheatre, with a massive chalk wall around a rising valley.

Evidence of feasting has been found, so this was probably the location of the catering concessions, with young pigs being a house speciality!

It is famous for "Grooved Ware" a late Neolithic/early Bronze Age style of pottery - with decorations consisting of (you guessed it!) grooves.

Durrington Walls Grooved Ware Urn