A message from the Directors of the Stonehenge Riverside Project 2009.
Bluestonehenge has been kept under wraps because one of the funders is the
National Geographic Society. A condition of their grant is that publicity
announcements have to go through them. So Mike Parker Pearson and the rest
the Stonehenge Riverside Team (this year's co-directors were Josh Pollard,
Julian Thomas and Kate Welham) are pretty stuck about what to do with the
breaking story until National Geographic's planned press release. They were
hoping that the announcement could wait until after radiocarbon dating, to
how it actually related to Stonehenge.
The reason the Daily Mail has no quotes from any of the team is that they've
the story by other means; perhaps the journalist was one of the many members
the public given a site tour of the excavation.
Mike hopes to get Nat Geo to allow the team to speak directly about this
season's results, now that the story has broken. But it's a weekend so it
have to wait until Monday morning Washington DC time! Please don't be
about Nat Geo - if they hadn't funded the excavation, it would never have
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