The Secrets of Stonehenge: Mr Paul Garwood

Sep 09, 2014, 09:00 AM, West Midlands, England

A host of previously unknown archaeological monuments have been discovered around Stonehenge as part of a unique digital mapping project. Mr Paul Garwood, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Birmingham, tells us about the ‘Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project’, which over the past five years has been using cutting-edge geophysical technologies to map the area at an unprecedented spatial scale and resolution. Paul explains ‘Stonehenge did not stand in isolation but rather was part of a very densely inhabited landscape where a range of activities were taking place, (with) a multiplicity of different small foci, like small shrines, small cult centres, around the central one’. Alongside the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection & Virtual Archaeology in Vienna and other partners, the University of Birmingham team has made it possible for the first time to create a total digital model of the Stonehenge area, both on and below the surface. Transcript: