It’s long been thought that Stonehenge served as an ancient calendar, given its alignment with the solstices.
Research by Professor Tim Darvill has identified how it may have worked as a solar calendar, with the stones acting as a physical representation of the year to help keep track of the days, weeks and months.
Professor Darvill, a Professor of Archaeology at BU, will share his insights, and more about his theory, in a free online public lecture.
The Secrets of Stonehenge event takes place on Thursday 18 May from 7pm – 8.30pm. Following Professor Darvill’s talk, there will be the opportunity to ask questions and take part in a live discussion.
It is the final event in BU’s 2022/23 online public lecture series, which showcases the university’s research and expertise across different areas.