Solstice Season: Stonehenge - Solstices & Stones

Jodrell Bank, Bomish Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DW

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Mark Parker-Pearson

Stonehenge: Solstices & Stones

Research in the last 20 years has revolutionised our knowledge and understanding of Stonehenge and the people who built it. This talk presents the major discoveries from archaeological excavations, astronomy, ancient DNA, isotopes and geology about the construction and use of this enigmatic monument. Studies of Stonehenge’s landscape have shed light on its context within a larger ceremonial complex, while research into the sources of Stonehenge’s stones have led to new discoveries and new theories about the monument’s development and purpose.

About Mike Parker-Pearson

Mike Parker Pearson is professor of British Later Prehistory at UCL’s Institute of Archaeology. He has been researching Stonehenge for over two decades and has published six books on the subject, the most recent being Stonehenge: a brief history (Bloomsbury). He has worked in many parts of the world from Greece to Easter Island, with major projects in Madagascar, the Outer Hebrides and Wales. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a former Inspector of Ancient Monuments for English Heritage.

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