A talk by David Jacques, Open University. The discovery of a spring, adjacent to Vespasian's Camp and about 1.2 miles from Stonehenge, that has preserved substantial Mesolithic deposits potentially transforms our understanding of the Mesolithic use of the pre Stonehenge landscape, and the establishment of its later ritual landscape. This talk outlines the newly discovered local landscape history of the Vespasian's Camp area, the field interventions, and concludes with a review of the site and its wider significance and context for the later development of the Stonehenge ritual landscape.
Vespasian's Camp project affliated with Wolfson College, Cambridge.
A lecture in the Salisbury Museum Archaeology Lectures (SMAL) series. SMAL lectures are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September to April.