Exploring Prehistoric Avebury with Dr Nick Snashall
The quintessentially English village of Avebury is home to one of the most extraordinary megalithic complexes on the planet.
On this course we will delve into the long history of its exploration, from John Aubrey in the seventeenth century to the very latest hi-tech discoveries and reveal what they can tell us about the people who built and used these astonishing monuments.
The course will include an all day field trip to Avebury henge, the West Kennet Avenue, West Kennet Long Barrow, Silbury Hill and the Alexander Keiller Museum.
The course is suitable for all, from complete beginner to those with a longstanding passion for archology and the past.
Residential Fees From: £435. Non Residential: £305.
Course runs from Dinner on Wednesday to Lunch on Friday.
Dr Nick Snashall is the National Trust archaeologist for the Stonehenge & Avebury World Heritage Site. She has excavated on prehistoric, Roman and Medieval sites across Britain and Europe. An expert in the analysis of stone tools her research interests include prehistoric technology, landscape inhabitation and the archaeology of ritual and religion. She is co-director of the Avebury Living with Monuments Project and writing as Nicola Ford is the author of the acclaimed Hills and Barbrook archaeological crime thrillers. To find out more please visit her website www.nicolaford.com
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