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Multidisciplinary Investigation of the Pit Circuit at Durrington Walls, UK

Chris Gaffney, Vincent Gaffney, Eamonn Baldwin, Martin Bates, Richard Bates, Tim Kinnaird, Tom Sparrow, Klaus Lockyear, Wolfgang Neubauer, Immo Trinks et Mario Wallner
p. 59-61

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– Comprehensive geophysical assessment of huge pits; ERT, GPR, mag and EM.

– Novel approach to testing and interpreting pits via coring.

– Largest pit circuit confirmed in both the Stonehenge landscape and the UK.

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A series of massive geophysical anomalies, located south of the Durrington Walls henge monument, were identified during fluxgate gradiometer survey undertaken by the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project (SHLP). While they were initially interpreted as dewponds, these data have been re-evaluated with greater archaeological significance and they have been shown to extend north of the henge monument, which lies outside of the SHLP survey area. Their interpretation as large pits, provides additional data on this significant research issue within British later prehistory (e.g. Anderson-Whymark & Thomas, 2011; Bailey, 2018; Blinkhorn & Little, 2018; Garrow, 2006, 2007; Roberts & Marshall, 2020). The literature indicates that ‘pits’ have a plethora of uses in prehistory including settlement, mining, through to proxies for the arcane; pits within British prehistory are, as Garrow concluded for the British and Irish Neolithic, ‘a diverse phenomenon’ (Garrow, 2011, 219).

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Chris Gaffney, Vincent Gaffney, Eamonn Baldwin, Martin Bates, Richard Bates, Tim Kinnaird, Tom Sparrow, Klaus Lockyear, Wolfgang Neubauer, Immo Trinks et Mario Wallner, « Multidisciplinary Investigation of the Pit Circuit at Durrington Walls, UK »ArcheoSciences, 45-1 | 2021, 59-61.

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Chris Gaffney, Vincent Gaffney, Eamonn Baldwin, Martin Bates, Richard Bates, Tim Kinnaird, Tom Sparrow, Klaus Lockyear, Wolfgang Neubauer, Immo Trinks et Mario Wallner, « Multidisciplinary Investigation of the Pit Circuit at Durrington Walls, UK »ArcheoSciences [En ligne], 45-1 | 2021, mis en ligne le 16 août 2021, consulté le 24 septembre 2021. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/archeosciences/8455 ; DOI : https://doi.org/10.4000/archeosciences.8455

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Chris Gaffney

Corresponding author, School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences, University of Bradford

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Vincent Gaffney

School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences, University of Bradford

Eamonn Baldwin

Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Birmingham

Martin Bates

School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Richard Bates

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of St Andrews

Tim Kinnaird

School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Tom Sparrow

School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences, University of Bradford

Klaus Lockyear

Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology, ZAMG-Archeo Prospections

Wolfgang Neubauer

Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology, Vienna Institute for Archaeological Science, University of Vienna

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Immo Trinks

Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology, Vienna Institute for Archaeological Science, University of Vienna

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Mario Wallner

Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology

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Article L.111-1 du Code de la propriété intellectuelle.

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