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Monument Number 1099688

Hob Uid: 1099688
Location :
Wiltshire
Amesbury
Grid Ref : SU1217042360
Summary : A pit of Mesolithic date encountered during excvations in the car park at Stonehenge in 1988-9. The feature appears to have been dug initially as a post pit, similar to features excavated further to the west in the 1960s (SU 14 SW 156). The fill and profile also demonstrate an episode of recutting and backfilling, perhaps associated with removal of the post. Mesolithic post holes, particularly of this size, are uncommon, and the occurrence of a group of four or five (see SU 14 SW 156) represents a structure or structures with no direct parallels in the British Mesolithic.
More information :

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Stonehenge in its landscape : twentieth-century excavations
Source details :
Page(s) : 41-62, 470-3
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 10

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Mesolithic
Display Date : Mesolithic
Monument End Date : -4000
Monument Start Date : -10000
Monument Type : Pit, Post Hole
Evidence : Sub Surface Deposit

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 14 SW 528
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 219856
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, STONEHENGE: VISITORS CENTRE CAR PARK
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1988-01-01
End Date : 1989-12-31