Monday, June 28, 2010

New excavation begins at Marden Henge

An excavation that hopes to reveal the secrets of the largest prehistoric henge enclosure in the country has begun at Marden, near Devizes.

Marden Henge, thought to date back to between 2400BC and 2000BC, is the largest but least understood ancient monument in Britain.

It measures 10.5 hectares, considerably bigger than Avebury, and was last investigated in 1969 when Professor Geoffrey Wainwright dated the henge from fragments of deer antler found in the area.

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