Wednesday, 11 March 2015

EMAS FIELD TRIP TO SALISBURY AND STONEHENGE

EMAS FIELD TRIP TO SALISBURY AND STONEHENGE

Saturday, 7th March 2015


Stonehenge is part of an 800 acre World Heritage Site where recent excavation has proved the sheer complexity and time span of this prehistoric site.  A new Visitors’ Centre has recently been designed to reflect these latest discoveries.  It seemed time to visit this new Centre and revisit a fascinating archaeological landscape.  We are fortunate to have Scott MacCracken as our guide for this field trip.

The morning will be spent at Salisbury Museum visiting another newly opened gallery, the Wessex Gallery of Archaeology.  This gallery displays artifacts from discoveries in the area surrounding Salisbury, from prehistoric times to the Norman Conquest.  Salisbury has always been one of the main

locations for finds from the Stonehenge complex and is now where the objects from the Bronze Age burial of an archer found at Amesbury, better known as the Amesbury Archer, are displayed.

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