Updated: Jan 12
This book considers the discoveries at Chalk Hill in terms of ‘landscapes’ and looks beyond the edges of the excavation area to try to understand the site in terms of its surroundings, from the perspective of topography and environment as well as the perception of the people who experienced and modified this chalky hillside over the millennia.
The excavations (undertaken in December 1997 and January 1998 as part of a new road scheme) were primarily aimed at investigating the remains of a possible early Neolithic causewayed enclosure visible on aerial photographs. However, the monument could not in fact be categorised as a causewayed enclosure, but instead represented a type of early Neolithic ritual monument unique to the British Isles.
The site description for each landscape is followed by a series of pertinent specialist reports focussing on a range of artefacts and ecofacts of different classes: flint, stone, pottery registered finds, human bone, animal bone, palaeoenvironmental samples, charred plant remains, shellfish and coprolites.
Available from Sidestone Press