All Saints Lecture 2022: Stonehenge and Blick Mead
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Blick Mead: Exploring the first place in the Stonehenge landscape by Dr David Jacques
Stonehenge can justly claim to be one of the most famous prehistoric sites in the world, but much about its origins remain a mystery. Although recent archaeological investigations have revealed stunning details of the monuments that sprang up during the 4th and 3rd millennia BC less is known of the area’s ‘back story’.
Since 2005, David Jacques, Senior Research Fellow in Archaeology at University of Buckingham, Fellow of the Society of the Antiquaries, has led a dig exploring a site about a mile from Stonehenge beside an ancient spring known as Blick Mead.
The discovery of a Mesolithic occupation area and surface at Blick Mead about 2.5 km from Stonehenge that has well preserved and substantial Mesolithic deposits, potentially transforms our understanding of the pre-Stonehenge landscape, and its later ritual landscape. Radiocarbon dating of the remains reveals that animals were being eaten at the site between 6650-4722 BC. David’s talk will outline the latest exciting discoveries at Blick Mead from the 2021 dig which has just finished, concluding with a review of the site and the wider significance of what has been discovered.
This is the first of three Lectures in the 2022 All Saints Winter Lecture Series - with all money raised going to the All Saints' Roof Restoration Fund https://www.hugofox.com/community/upper-clatford-15048/all-saints-roof-restoration-project/.
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