The Amesbury lantern parade is now in its 9th year, with each year getting bigger and better. This year is looking to prove to be no different. Details have been released by Amesbury Museum and Heritage Trust who say, on their Facebook page, We are delighted to share the details of this year’s (9th) Stonehenge … Read more Amesbury and Blick Mead Lantern Procession 2019
Simon Banton is a regular to the Blick Mead digs and a lifelong friend of the project. In this video he talks about his passion, the Astronomy of Stonehenge. Taken from a talk he gave a while ago to Megalithomania, this is a must watch from a true expert on all things Stonehenge.
The future of the scheme to put a tunnel through the Stonehenge World Heritage Site is on shaky grounds, taking hits from all sides. The National Audit Office is looking into the financial benefits of the scheme, claiming that the benefits had been overestimated by Highways England based on a hypothetical situation which cannot be … Read more Future of the A303 tunnel scheme uncertain.
The scheme by Highways England to relieve the congestion on the A303 by placing a tunnel through the World Hertiage Site landscape past Stonehenge, has been met with huge criticism from Archaeologists, local people and even UNESCO. Despite these criticisms the scheme keeps ploughing on, and eventually will be plouging through important archaeology in its … Read more Save Our Stonehenge
As the Stonehenge tunnel plans reach their next stage of development, the National Infrastructure Planning have been asking for anyone who would like to register as an interested party to give their representative views on the plans so far. These representations have now been published and, with over 2,000 of them accepted (out of nearly … Read more Stonehenge Tunnel Representative Responses
The monograph on Blick Mead, ‘Blick Mead: Exploring the first place in the Stonehenge Landscape’ has recently had a wonderful review by archaeological magazine Current Archaeology. You can find the full review on the Current Archaeology website here, we particularly like that they picked up on the community theme within the monograph; without the help … Read more Blick Mead Monograph Review
Blick Mead is once again on the front pages, but this time it is not for some amazing discovery but for the demolition of one. In 2017 the Blick Mead team carefully and systematically excavated a Mesolithic platform of flint cobbles under which they found, perfectly preserved, Auroch hoof prints in the clay. Aurochs were … Read more Stonehenge Tunnel Damages Blick Mead
We all know that it’s Christmas every day when you’re digging at Blick Mead; seeing those flint blades being unwrapped from their muddy wrappings can feel like Christmas morning. But what about those Mesolithic inhabitants of the site, what would they have been up to for Christmas 10,000 years ago. Well, with 8,000 years to … Read more A Mesolithic Christmas
As the Blick Mead dig gets underway for yet another year and we all wait with anticipation at what wonders might arise this year, we have been serenaded by the first of the Blick Mead lectures. The eloquent Professor Graeme Davis kicked off the lectures on Friday evening with a truly ground breaking talk on … Read more Let the Lectures Commence
To accompany the Blick Mead dig on its return this October, the Amesbury History Centre will be playing host to a series of lectures from experts of the dig. The line up of talks is as follows: Friday 5th October 7pm – 8pm – Professor Graeme Davis – Blick Mead and the Ruins Saturday 6th … Read more Blick Mead Lectures