People following the Stonehenge Bypass (A303) public consultation might enjoy my article just published in Apollo Magazine:
Why are England’s heritage bodies supporting the Stonehenge Bypass?
‘These holy places and the nearby Neolithic sites are an incomparable testimony to prehistoric times,’ UNESCO’s description of the 26.6 sq km Stonehenge World Heritage Site (WHS) reminds us.
Of course, there’s much more to this place than its dense clusters of hundreds of prehistoric monuments. Stonehenge has a rich and complex 5,000-year afterlife up to and including the modern and contemporary world. And our understanding of the scale of Mesolithic activity here, before Stonehenge, is developing, for example at Blick Mead. But it is the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age archaeology that affords this patch of chalkland its Outstanding Universal Value. So how effectively are we fulfilling our duty of caring for and protecting the integrity of this unique prehistoric landscape?
Read the full article here: https://twitter.com/ProfDanHicks/status/835196290644455424
All good wishes,
Dan Hicks MCIfA, FSA
University of Oxford