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Neolithic food miles: travelling to Stonehenge

Reconstruction drawing of part of the settlement at Durrington Walls in abotu 2500 BC. © Historic England (drawing by Peter Lorimer)
21 June 2018
Posted By:
Dr Richard Madgwick
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Today, especially at the midsummer and midwinter solstices, people travel thousands of miles to gather and celebrate at Stonehenge. In the late Neolithic period it was a gathering place too: the contemporary site of Durrington Walls, which lies around 2 miles north-east of Stonehenge, played host to...

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