Along Prehistoric Lines: Neolithic, Iron Age and Romano-British activity at the former MOD Headquarters, Durrington, Wiltshire [Paperback]

Steve Thompson (Author); Andrew Powell (Author)

ISBN: 9781911137047 | Published by: Wessex Archaeology | Series: Wessex Archaeology Occasional Paper | Year of Publication: 2018 | Language: English 130p, H297 x W210 (mm) 39 colour/B/W figures and 25 plates

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Along Prehistoric Lines


An excavation in 2010–12 on the site of the former Ministry of Defence (MoD) Headquarters in Durrington, Wiltshire, revealed evidence spanning the post-glacial to the post-medieval periods. It lies immediately north-east of the Stonehenge part of the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites World Heritage Site. The significant discoveries made during the excavation include a relatively deeply buried Late Glacial Allerød soil, and a zone of Late Neolithic activity centred on a number of natural solution hollows, posthole alignments and pit groups. The Late Iron Age defences, probably constructed in the immediate pre-Conquest period and decommissioned soon after, influenced the layout of early Romano-British fields and settlement activity.

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