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The University of Southampton
International Summer School

Stonehenge and the Ancient World

One of the most famous prehistoric sites in the world, Stonehenge comprises the remains of several rings of standing stones constructed between 3000 BC and 2000 BC.  It lies at the heart of landscape rich in traces of prehistoric ceremonial activity.

The wider landscape around Southampton is home to some of the most impressive prehistoric ceremonial monuments in Europe.  These include Avebury, Silbury Hill and the most iconic monument of all, Stonehenge.  Here we explore the history, purpose and legacy of these monuments, their surrounding landscapes, and connections they hold to other places in the prehistoric world. Through classroom activities and visits, students will be able to experience this rich record of monumental architecture, and will place over 6000 years of human activity into context.

This course will include an excursion to Stonehenge.

The academic organising this topic is Dr Joshua Pollard, Professor in Archaeology.

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Summer school students at Stonehenge
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