Sarsen stones in southern Britain
This talk will explain what sarsen stone is and where it is found. It will look at different ways that the stone has been used since the Neolithic, including at locations in Wiltshire but also further afield. We will take a closer look at sarsen stone distribution in Swindon. Finally, we will visit two post-medieval quarry sites which you can explore today, including West Woods where we now know Stonehenge’s sarsen stones came from around 2,500 BCE. The photograph below depicts the valley of stones.
Katy Whitaker is a Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Reading. She also works for Historic England.
Date(s) - 23/06/2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm