Who was buried at stonehenge?

Mike Parker Pearson, Andrew Chamberlain, Mandy Jay, Peter Marshall, Josh Pollard, Colin Richards, Julian Thomas, Chris Tilley, Kate Welham

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Stonehenge continues to surprise us. In this new study of the twentieth-century excavations, together with the precise radiocarbon dating that is now possible, the authors propose that the site started life in the early third millennium cal BC as a cremation cemetery within a circle of upright bluestones. Britain's most famous monument may therefore have been founded as the burial place of a leading family, possibly from Wales.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-39
Number of pages17
Issue number319
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2015


  • Beaker
  • Britain
  • Neolithic
  • Stonehenge


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