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Author: Stuart Piggott
ISBN13: 978-0116714732
Title: West Kennet Long Barrow
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Publisher: H.M.S.O (1978)

West Kennet Long Barrow by Stuart Piggott

The West Kennet Long Barrow is a Neolithic tomb or barrow, situated on a prominent chalk ridge, near Silbury Hill, one-and-a-half miles south of Avebury in Wiltshire, England. The site was recorded by John Aubrey in the 17th century and by William Stukeley in the 18th century. Archaeologists classify it as a chambered long barrow and one of the Severn-Cotswold tombs. It has two pairs of opposing transept chambers and a single terminal chamber used for burial

West Kennet: (Chambered Long Barrow). The oldest and longest long-barrow in England. The construction of West Kennet commenced about 3,650 BC (1), which is some 400 years before the first stage of Stonehenge. It was used for approximately 30 - 40 years and was then closed off, (1) although it was re-opened several times over the following thousand years. In the past the mound has been damaged by indiscriminate digging, but scientific excavations in 1859 and 1955-56 found a total of 46 burials, ranging from babies to old people. It was in this chamber in 1955-56 that Stuart Piggott found that three skulls had been arranged against the south wall in a row: the skulls of a child, a young woman, and an elderly woman, perhaps alluding to the three ages of woman. Concentric Circles on one of the internal stones of the West Kennet Long-Barrow.

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The Chambered Long Barrow at West Kennet in Wiltshire, is one of the most famous megalithic tombs in the British Isles. It was first excavated by John Thurnam in 1860, and recently re-excavated, with remarkable and surprising results, by Professor Stuart Piggott and his staff and students of the Department of Prehistoric Archaeology in the University of Edinburgh.

The West Kennet Long Barrow is a prehistoric burial mound near Avebury in Wiltshire, England. It is one of the largest and best-preserved monuments of its kind in Britain. You can enter the barrow and explore five empty stone chambers in which humans were buried from 3700 to 2000 BC. advertisement. History of West Kennet Long Barrow

The long barrow at West Kennet from a sketch by John Aubrey, circa 1660. Below: Two additional long barrows in the Avebury environs were also sketched by John Aubrey, similarly set round at their bases with stones. Stuart Piggott wrote in 1958: ‘The plan of the burial chambers on complete excavation showed a symmetrical composition, with a wide passage some 23 feet long leading to a polygonal western or terminal chamber, and with two pairs of lateral chambers opening from it, three of these being approximately rectangular in plan, while one (the north west) is polygonal.

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