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West Kennet long barrow

Stuart Piggott

West Kennet long barrow

excavations 1955-56

by Stuart Piggott

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Published by HMSO in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Stuart Piggott.
SeriesArchaeological reports / Great Britain Ministry of Works -- no.4, Archaeological reports (Great Britain. Ministry of Works) -- no.4.
The Physical Object
Pagination103p.
Number of Pages103
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17127396M
ISBN 100116705582

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An impression of West Kennet Long Barrow by Marc Rhodes-Taylor. Note: Marc writes personally, and without Capitals. as far as i am aware west kennet is the oldest feature within the avebury area, there is a clue to this if you know where to look. inside the [ ]. West Kennet Long Barrow Thursday, 10 February West Kennet Long Barrow: Landscape, Shamans and the Cosmos. Hi everyone. I just wanted to send it out into hyperspace that my new book, West Kennet Long Barrow: Landscape, Shamans and the Cosmos, is out in March I have spent years researching the amazing site and the landscape around it.

Situated in Marlborough, this romantic cottage is within 6 mi (10 km) of Silbury Hill, West Kennet Long Barrow, and Avebury Circle. Avebury Stone Circle and The Merchant's House Marlborough are also within 6 mi (10 km). Mar 25,  · About the book: The Stone Age monuments at Avebury in Wiltshire are world-famous, attracting thousands of visitors each year. Two of the most dramatic are the enormous burial chamber known as the West Kennet Long Barrow, and Silbury Hill, the largest man-made mound in Europe.


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Jun 16,  · Avebury Cosmos: The Neolithic World of Avebury henge, Silbury Hill, West Kennet long barrow, the Sanctuary & the Longstones Cove [Nicholas Mann] on greggdev.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A fresh look at the World Heritage Site that includes Avebury henge, West Kennet long barrow and Silbury Hill.

Mann combines archaeology5/5(3). Feb 03,  · We recommend booking West Kennet Long Barrow tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with West Kennet long barrow book, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 7 West Kennet Long Barrow tours on Tripadvisor/5().

West Kennet Long Barrow measures metres in length and 20 metres in width. The archaeologist Timothy Darvill noted that it was "rather exceptional" in size, being far larger than most West Kennet long barrow book barrows, although comparisons could be seen with other substantial examples such as Long Low in Location: Wiltshire, England.

The West-Kennet long-barrow was an important part of the Avebury landscape as determined by its location, or rather, by the location of other nearby monuments in relation to it such as Silbury Hill which was built so that each sat at the same heights when viewed from the other.

The top destination for Megaliths and Prehistory worldwide. West Kennett Long Barrow: [News and Comments] Long Barrow in Wiltshire. More than m long and m high, this is one of Britain's biggest chambered long barrows, and the 10m long interior chambers are open for viewing.

Yes, the barrow is the longest in the UK - m long. Thought to possibly be chambered, like its neighbour at West Kennet. At the summer solstice, I observed the sunset directly over the chambers of West Kennet, when viewed from East Kennet long Barrow (images in my book about West Kennet).

So the sites are solstice aligned. Wonderful. Jan 06,  · Buy West Kennet Long Barrow: Landscape, Shamans and the Cosmos by Peter Knight (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on /5(6).

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Part of the Avebury World Heritage Site. West Kennet Long Barrow is in private ownership and in English Heritage guardianship. It is managed by The National Trust on behalf of English Heritage, and the two organisations share the cost of managing and maintaining the property.

Read more about the history Location: West Kennett, Marlborough, SN8 1QH, Wiltshire. Examination of a chambered long barrow at West Kennet, Wiltshire [Reprint] by John Thurnam and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at greggdev.com Gazetteer of 27 long barrows sited within 5 miles of the Avebury Henge LONG BARROWS Page 42 - Burial Remains in the West Kennet long barrow (WKLB) Piggott in his report estimated that the remains of at least 43 people were placed in the five chambers as primary deposits, but a more recent reappraisal indicated that there were likely only Im reading a book about the west kennet long barrow and it states that a probable use for the barrow was as a place of initiation - initiation of a soul from this life to the next, (rites of passage) as well as initiations for the living, who spent time in solitary confinment in the barrow.

West Kennet Long Barrow is one of the largest long barrows in Britain – approximately feet ( metres) long and about 8 feet ( metres) high. It was constructed sometime in the 37th century BC (3, BC) and is older than Stonehenge or the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Even now, it would be a major project to build it. Jun 26,  · West Kennet, is one of the best-known examples of a Neolithic long barrow in Britain. This burial mound is of the Cotswold-Severn type, and is a metres long mound of chalk with flanking ditches on either side.

The chamber inside the mound contained the remains of at least 46 individuals in various states of greggdev.com: Emily Spicer. We recommend booking West Kennet Long Barrow tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund.

See all 7 West Kennet Long Barrow tours on Tripadvisor/5(). My book about West Kennet Long Barrow is now back in print. I have copies to despatch for Xmas delivery. Message me now. Love and happy solstice, Peter xxFollowers: Stonehenge & Avebury BOOK NOW Stonehenge, Avebury, West Kennet Long Barrow & Silbury Hill Full-day Guided Small Group Tour (max 19 people) Entrance included: Stonehenge from £67 Discover our Mysterious Britain Tour This tour will introduce you to some of Read More.

The West Kennet Long Barrow is a Neolithic tomb or barrow, situated on a prominent chalk ridge, near Silbury Hill, one-and-a-half miles south of Avebury in Wiltshire, England. The site was recorded by John Aubrey in the 17th century and by William Stukeley in the 18th greggdev.comon: Gunsite Rd, Marlborough SN8 1QH, UK.

The West Kennet Long Barrow is a Neolithic tomb or barrow, situated on a prominent chalk ridge, near Silbury Hill, one-and-a-half miles south of Avebury in Wiltshire, England. The site was recorded by John Aubrey in the 17th century and by William Stukeley in the 18th century. Stonehenge Special Access – Evening BOOK NOW Stonehenge Inner Circle, Avebury & West Kennet Long Barrow Full-day Guided Entrance included: Stonehenge Inner Circle from £ The Inner Circle of Stonehenge Be one of the few people who are granted special Read More.Peter’s book is the most comprehensive and all-encompassing guide ever undertaken on West Kennet Long Barrow, and its surrounding landscape, including such sites as Silbury Hill and East Kennet Long Barrow (see chapter headings below).West Kennet Long Barrow is a Neolithic tomb or barrow, located near Silbury Hill close to Avebury in Wiltshire.

It was built over five and a half thousand years ago. Situated on a prominent chalk ridge, West Kennet Long Barrow is one of the longest and most impressive Neolithic chambered tombs in Britain.