Day School: Stonehenge

Ref: C3747050

The Stonehenge landscape as seen today, took around 1,500 years to develop by people of different cultures and beliefs – no wonder its purpose is still a mystery. This day school will attempt to unravel the competing theories that exist on its purpose and offer a view of why it is where it is; the stages of its development; and its place in British prehistory. In addition, Stonehenge will be considered in the wider context of the spread of farming from the so-called fertile crescent in modern day Iraq throughout Europe and the associated appearance of similar megalithic monuments

Course aim

The aim of the course is to explain why Stonehenge is where it is, the stages it was developed and the latest theories on what its purpose was.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Know how Stonehenge and its surrounding monuments were developed over time
  • Be aware of the competing theories of the purpose of Stonehenge
  • Understand Stonehenge in the wider context of European megalithic monuments
  • Have sufficient information to develop an informed view of the significance of the Stonehenge Landscape.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Copies of the presentations and comprehensive notes will be available on Canvas. Students may however wish to bring writing materials if they wish to make supplementary notes.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Day School: Stonehenge


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