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Stonehenge: A Landscape Through Time

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David Jacques and Graeme Davis

The concept for this book materialised as a result of some brilliant research by University of Buckingham MA Archaeology students in 2014-15. Each examined a feature of the Stonehenge landscape from a different space and time perspective and produced work which contained a key focus on a neglected aspect of the multiple history of the area. Their dissertations have been edited into chapters and the broad scope of the collection covers people using, building and reshaping this landscape from the end of the Ice Age to the end of the Romano-British period. In doing so new detail about the richness and variety of ways generations of ordinary people understood the place is revealed.

The discovery of the internationally important Mesolithic site at Blick Mead by the University of Buckingham team, with specialist support from Durham and Reading Universities, the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project and the Natural History Museum, provides a rich data set for students interested in the Mesolithic in general and the establishment of the Stonehenge landscape in particular.

David Jacques is Professorial Research Fellow at University of Buckingham and the Project Director of the Blick Mead archaeological site, which is the winner of Current Archaeology «Research Project of the Year 2018». This internationally significant Mesolithic site close to Stonehenge has provided evidence for the oldest occupation site in the Stonehenge landscape, as well as evidence for the study of each following period. He is the creator and Director of University of Buckingham’s innovative research MA programme in the archaeology of the Stonehenge landscape.

Graeme Davis is Professorial Research Fellow at University of Buckingham. A specialist in linguistics, he is both an academic and popular author, as well as editor of Buckingham Journal of Language and Linguistics and academic editor of many Peter Lang books.