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dc.contributor.authorGaffney, Vincent
dc.contributor.authorBaldwin, Eamonn
dc.contributor.authorBates, Martin
dc.contributor.authorBates, C. Richard
dc.contributor.authorGaffney, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorHamilton, Derek
dc.contributor.authorKinnaird, Tim
dc.contributor.authorNeubauer, Wolfgang
dc.contributor.authorYorston, Ronald
dc.contributor.authorAllaby, Robin
dc.contributor.authorChapman, Henry
dc.contributor.authorGarwood, Paul
dc.contributor.authorLöcker, Klaus
dc.contributor.authorHinterleitner, Alois
dc.contributor.authorSparrow, Tom
dc.contributor.authorTrinks, Immo
dc.contributor.authorWallner, Mario
dc.contributor.authorLeivers, Matthew
dc.identifier.citationGaffney , V , Baldwin , E , Bates , M , Bates , C R , Gaffney , C , Hamilton , D , Kinnaird , T , Neubauer , W , Yorston , R , Allaby , R , Chapman , H , Garwood , P , Löcker , K , Hinterleitner , A , Sparrow , T , Trinks , I , Wallner , M & Leivers , M 2020 , ' A massive, Late Neolithic pit structure associated with Durrington Walls Henge ' , Internet Archaeology , vol. 55 , 4 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 268643383
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 89829721-2f6d-44be-b79b-0420cfd4346b
dc.identifier.othercrossref: 10.11141/ia.55.4
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-9147-7151/work/76387283
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85096794212
dc.descriptionFunding: The University of Bradford Research Development Fund and the University of St Andrews funded this open access publication.en
dc.description.abstractA series of massive geophysical anomalies, located south of the Durrington Walls henge monument, were identified during fluxgate gradiometer survey undertaken by the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project (SHLP). Initially interpreted as dewponds, these data have been re-evaluated, along with information on similar features revealed by archaeological contractors undertaking survey and excavation to the north of the Durrington Walls henge. Analysis of the available data identified a total of 20 comparable features, which align within a series of arcs adjacent to Durrington Walls. Further geophysical survey, supported by mechanical coring, was undertaken on several geophysical anomalies to assess their nature, and to provide dating and environmental evidence. The results of fieldwork demonstrate that some of these features, at least, were massive, circular pits with a surface diameter of 20m or more and a depth of at least 5m. Struck flint and bone were recovered from primary silts and radiocarbon dating indicates a Late Neolithic date for the lower silts of one pit. The degree of similarity across the 20 features identified suggests that they could have formed part of a circuit of large pits around Durrington Walls, and this may also have incorporated the recently discovered Larkhill causewayed enclosure. The diameter of the circuit of pits exceeds 2km and there is some evidence that an intermittent, inner post alignment may have existed within the circuit of pits. One pit may provide evidence for a recut; suggesting that some of these features could have been maintained through to the Middle Bronze Age. Together, these features represent a unique group of features related to the henge at Durrington Walls, executed at a scale not previously recorded.
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dc.subjectDurrington Wallsen
dc.subjectLate Neolithicen
dc.subjectMiddle Bronze Ageen
dc.subjectLandscape archaeologyen
dc.subjectCC Archaeologyen
dc.titleA massive, Late Neolithic pit structure associated with Durrington Walls Hengeen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Earth & Environmental Sciencesen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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