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LIST OF FIGURES LIST OF TABLES CONTRIBUTORS PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS   1. Introduction The Stonehenge Riverside Project Background to the project Implications of the hypothesis Research aims M. Parker Pearson, J. Pollard, C. Richards, J. Thomas C. Tilley, K. Welham and P. Marshall   2. Fourth millennium BC beginnings: monuments in the landscape The landscape of the fourth millennium BC – (C. Tilley, W. Bennett and D. Field) Geophysical surveys of the Greater Cursus and Amesbury 42 long barrow – (K. Welham, C. Steele, L. Martin and A. Payne)   3. Fourth millennium BC beginnings: excavations of the Greater Cursus, Amesbury 42 long barrow and a tree-throw pit at Woodhenge The Greater Stonehenge Cursus – (J. Thomas) Amesbury 42 long barrow – (J. Thomas) Investigations of the buried soil beneath the mound of Amesbury 42 – (M.J. Allen) Stonehenge Lesser Cursus, Stonehenge Greater Cursus and the Amesbury 42 long barrow: radiocarbon dating – (P. D. Marshall, C. Bronk Ramsey and G. Cook) Antler artefact from the Greater Cursus and Amesbury 42 long barrow – (G. Davies) Pottery from the Greater Cursus and Amesbury 42 long barrow – (R. Cleal) Chalk artefact from the Greater Cursus – (A. Teather) Lithics from stratified contexts of the Greater Cursus – (B. Chan) Lithics from the ploughsoil of the Greater Cursus – (D. Mitcham) Lithics from stratified contexts of Amesbury 42 long barrow – (B. Chan) Human remains from Amesbury 42 long barrow and the Greater Cursus – (A. Chamberlain and C. Willis) Charred plant remains and wood charcoal from the Greater Cursus and Amesbury 42 long barrow – (E. Simmons) Woodhenge tree-throw pit – (J. Pollard) Pottery from the Woodhenge tree-throw pit – (Rosamund M.J. Cleal) Lithics from Woodhenge – (B. Chan) Faunal remains from Woodhenge – (C. Minniti, U. Albarella and S. Viner) Charred plant remains and wood charcoal from Woodhenge – (E. Simmons)   4. The Stonehenge bluestones: excavations at Stonehenge and environs The bluestones at Stonehenge – a reappraisal – (M. Parker Pearson and C. Richards) Aubrey Hole 7 at Stonehenge: Trench 39 – (M. Parker Pearson, B. Chan, C. Casswell, M. Pitts and J. Richards with R. Ixer) Fargo bluestone scatter – (C. Richards, J. Pollard, D. Robinson and M. Parker Pearson) Airman’s Corner pit circle – (M. Parker Pearson)   5. Bluestonehenge at West Amesbury: where the Stonehenge Avenue meets the River Avon Research background and pre-excavation investigations – (M. Parker Pearson, K. Welham, C. Steele, A. Payne, L. Martin, D. Mitcham and C. French) Archaeological excavations of Bluestonehenge within West Amesbury henge – (M. Parker Pearson, R. Nunn and J. Rylatt) Radiocarbon dating of Bluestonehenge and West Amesbury henge – (P. Marshall, C. Bronk Ramsey and G. Cook) Neolithic and Beaker pottery – (R. Cleal) Lithics from stratified contexts – (B. Chan and J. Rylatt with P. Pettitt) Other artefacts of stone, antler and bone – (M. Parker Pearson with G. Davies and R. Ixer) Faunal remains – (C. Minniti, U. Albarella and S. Viner) Charred plant remains and wood charcoal – (E. Simmons)   6. Sarsens at Stonehenge Stonehenge reworked – sarsen construction – (C. Richards and M. Parker Pearson) The sarsen-dressing area (Trench 44) – (B. Chan and C. Richards) The flint assemblage from the sarsen-dressing area – (B. Chan) Sarsen stone from Trenches 44 and 45 – (B. Chan) Sarsen-working at Stonehenge – (K. Whitaker)   7. Sarsens in the Stonehenge landscape Sarsen origins within the landscape – (C. Richards, K. Whittaker, M. Parker Pearson, C. Tilley and W. Bennett) The Cuckoo Stone – (C. Richards) Geophysical surveys of the Cuckoo Stone – (K. Welham and C. Steele) Lithics from the ploughsoil – (D. Mitcham) Excavation – (C. Richards) Cuckoo Stone radiocarbon-dating – (P. Marshall, C. Bronk Ramsey and G. Cook) Lithics from stratified contexts – (B. Chan) Antler artefacts from the Cuckoo Stone – (G. Davies) Faunal remains from the Cuckoo Stone – (C. Minniti, U. Albarella and S. Viner) Charred plant remains from the Cuckoo Stone – (E. Simmons) Wood charcoal from the Cuckoo Stone – (E. Simmons) The Tor Stone, Bulford – (C. Richards) Geophysical survey of the Tor Stone at Bulford – (K. Welham and C. Steele) Extraction and erection of the Tor Stone – (C. Richards) Charred plant remains and wood charcoal from the Tor Stone, Bulford – (E. Simmons)   8. The Stonehenge Avenue Geophysical surveys – (K. Welham, C. Steele, N. Linford and A. Payne) The Stonehenge Avenue at Stonehenge (Trench 45) – (M. Parker Pearson and R. Pullen) Geology, geomorphology and buried soils – (M. Allen and C. French) The Stonehenge Avenue Bend ((Trenches 46, 47, 48, 57, 58 and 59) – (D. Robinson and O. Bayer) The Stonehenge Avenue’s ‘northern branch’ (Trench 56) – (M. Parker Pearson and A. Teather) Radiocarbon dating of the Stonehenge Avenue – (P. Marshall, C. Bronk Ramsey and G. Cook) Lithics from the Avenue in front of Stonehenge (Trench 45) – (B. Chan) Lithics from the Avenue bend and the Avenue’s ‘northern branch’ – (B. Chan) Lithics from the ploughsoil of the ‘northern extension’ – (D. Mitcham) Chalk artefact – (A. Teather) Charred plant remains and wood charcoal from the Stonehenge Avenue – (E. Simmons) The orientation of the Stonehenge Avenue and its implications – (C. Ruggles) The Avenue’s construction and purpose – (M. Parker Pearson)   9. Stonehenge and the River Avon Along the River Avon – (C. Tilley and W. Bennett) The Avon palaeo-channel – (C. French and M.J. Allen) Palynology – (R. Scaife)   10. The people of Stonehenge Human osteology – (C. Willis) Radiocarbon dating of human remains from Stonehenge – (P. Marshall, C. Bronk Ramsey and G. Cook)   11. Radiocarbon dating: the Stonehenge modelling and results P. Marshall, C. Bronk Ramsey, G. Cook and M. Parker Pears

About the Author

Mike Parker Pearson is Professor of British Later Prehistory at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. A distinguished prehistorian, he has been involved with many major projects, including leading the recent Stonehenge Riverside Project. Joshua Pollard is a Professor of Archaeology at the University of Southampton. He has wide-ranging research interests in the Neolithic period and has directed and co-directed major fieldwork projects in the Avebury and Stonehenge landscapes. Colin Richards is Professor of World Prehistory in the Deaprtment of Archaeology at the University of Manchester where he mainly specialises in Neolithic archaeology, architecture and monumentality and ethnoarchaeology, with specific interests in Orkney and Easter Island. Julian Thomas is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Manchester. He is a leading expert on Neolithic Britain, and has directed excavations in many parts of Britain from Scotland to southern England. His books include Understanding the Neolithic, Time, Culture and Identity, and The Birth of Neolithic Britain. Kate Welham is Professor of Archaeological Science at Bournemouth University. She has worked on projects in Britain, Kenya, Spain and Easter Island, and is a leading expert in geophysical survey as well as in archaeological materials. She is chair of the UK committee of archaeological heads of departments. She is co-author of Stonehenge: making sense of a prehistoric mystery.

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