For today’s theme I decided to show recreated late Neolithic houses at Stonehenge that I saw in May this year. The project wasn’t finished, but I managed to snap a shot.
“The houses are based on some small buildings excavated in 2006 and 2007 at Durrington Walls, a henge monument just over a mile to the north-east of Stonehenge, as part of the Stonehenge Riverside Project. These buildings date from around the same time as the stones were being put up at Stonehenge, about 2500 BC. Ten buildings were excavated, and it is likely that there were many more. From the remains of animal bones and pottery near the houses, it seems as if late Neolithic people were gathering at Durrington on a seasonal basis, probably at midwinter. As well as the houses, there were several timber monuments and an avenue linking the complex to the River Avon. It is thought that the people who lived for some of the year in these houses were the builders or users of Stonehenge.” (neolithichouses.wordpress.com)