* Bournemouth University students at Stonehenge
The Stonehenge Riverside Project is exploring the archaeological evidence of the Stonehenge area. Since the start of the project in 2003 the results have led to a re-interpretation of how Neolithic people interacted with this most monumental of landscapes, leading to the discovery of settlements, processional routes and ritual centres. Project highlights have included the discovery of a Neolithic 'village' at Durrington Walls, the re-excavation of an Aubrey Hole at Stonehenge and in 2009 the discovery of Bluehenge, a small Henge located at the end of the Avenue beside the river Avon.
A joint collaboration between Universities of Bournemouth, Bristol, Manchester, Sheffield and UCL, the project is led by Professor Mike Parker Pearson, University of Sheffield. and co-directed by Professor Julian Thomas, University of Manchester, Dr Joshua Pollard, University of Bristol, Dr Colin Richards, University of Manchester, Dr Chris Tilley, University College London and Dr Kate Welham, School of Applied Sciences, Bournemouth University.
* Archaeology students James Sugrue and Martin Bailey discuss survey techniques with Dr. Kate Welham
Dr Kate Welham directs the Surveying and Geophysical teams for the Stonehenge Riverside Project. Staff and students of the Centre for Archaeology, Anthropology & Heritage are the vital link between innovative research aims and excavation reality, providing technical expertise in surveying and geophysics.
The project has been supported by:
The Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy, the Royal Archaeological Institute, the Society of Antiquaries, the Prehistoric Society, the McDonald Institute, Robert Kiln Charitable Trust, Andante Travel, Sheffield University Enterprise Scheme, Google, the British Academy, the National Geographic Society and financial support from English Heritage for outreach. The project was awarded the Bob Smith Prize in 2004.