Durrington Walls 2007
The English Heritage guided Stonehenge Riverside
Environment Project includes 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 appeared in 2007 at Durrington Walls,
very near Woodhenge and not far from Stonehenge, over the late August
Bank Holiday weekend and the 8th & 9th September 2007.
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
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
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.
Here are some iimages of the event in 2007.
A trench across the blocked-up southern entrance of Durrington Walls,
this threw up some pieces of beaker.
Kate's collection of animal skins and wools.
What the well dressed Bronze Age ladies wear in good weather!
The kayak made by Edwin.
Images of the Bonfire firing of
pottery will follow in due course.