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For those of us west of the Atlantic, the Smithsonian Channel has recently broadcast a program called Stonehenge Empire that encapsulates the “latest” research for not only the scheduled monument itself, but for the greater context (meaning several miles surrounding it) as well. Apart from minor quibbles with relating what one sees from aerial photos of ditches that show entrances whereas the superimposed graphics show continuous ditchery, it seems to sum up the issues rather well. In short, Stonehenge does not exist in splendid isolation but is rather a part of a massive occupation of the landform during the time in which it was built. The program very, very briefly touched on the origin of the stones, but did touch on their transport.

Has anyone east of the Atlantic seen it? Comments?

Lyle Browning, RPA