Posted by: travelrat | August 8, 2007

Durrington Walls

sil7.jpgI visited a friend’s blog the other day, and admired her visitor’s book. I left a message and a picture, and thought I’d create my own. Dead easy! Only, I gave it a page to itself, so it doesn’t ‘slide off the bottom’ any time soon. Why not check it out, and leave a message? You don’t have to use your real name … and, if you don’t want to send a picture, or your mugshot would frighten the children or alarm the horses, you can leave a picture of your favourite cat, or something.

I heard there’s to be another archaeological dig later this month at Durrington Walls, believed to be the site of the village where the builders of Stonehenge resided. The public are welcome any time, and there’s to be an Iron Age re-enactment over the Bank Holiday so, hopefully, I’ll be blogging about it more here.

Meanwhile, I’m headed up there tomorrow, to get some video of the Walls before the digging starts.

The picture keeps us on the ‘pre-Roman’ theme. I took it at a re-enactment some years ago. She’s representing a period considerably later than the building of the circles … but, the idea’s there.

19th August 2007

The dig started today, and I went up there to plan the video I’m going to make. There’s not a lot to be seen at the moment, apart from a lot of enthusiastic young people making holes. But, I will be taking a conducted tour later … meanwhile, you can find out more at www.sheffield.ac.uk/archaeology/research/stonehenge and at http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/01/070130-stonehenge.html 

Update:

Sadly, the Visitors Book is no more, since slide.com ceased operations. In other posts, you may see a slide show promised where there is no slide show. I have replaced some of these with slide shows using WordPress software; others, I shall delete as and when I come across them.

6th September 2015:

Since the news of the new discoveries at Durrington, I’ve had a unprecedented number of hits on this post, which is now eight years old and woefully out of date. There’s a more recent account at  https://travelrat.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/durrington-walls-2/ , and I shall be posting about the new discoveries presently.

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Responses

  1. Hey Keith I finally did it now I can come and comment on your articles. I love the pics and be sure to post some more of your visit to Durrington Walls

    Have tons of fun.

  2. Hey, Missy! Good to see you!

    The dig starts on the 19th, and the first Open Day (with reenactors) is on the 25th … I hope I can get some video and some interviews to post shortly afterwards.

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