Stonehenge project compares Neolithic building methods
|The project aims to recreate the buildings which may have existed|
in Neolithic times [Credit: Ancient Technology Centre]
The final reconstructions will be built at Stonehenge later this year. They will be put up outside the new visitor centre.
The experiment is part of a £27m English Heritage scheme looking at how the setting of the ancient monument can be improved.
The recreated Neolithic buildings will form part of an "interactive and experiential" external exhibition at the 3,500-year-old World Heritage site.
|A computer image showing the outdoor gallery of the new Stonehenge|
visitor centre [Credit: Ancient Technology Centre]
Luke Winter from the centre said the project aimed to look at what type of buildings may have been around at the time.
"The evidence from Durrington Walls several years ago brought to light the remains of several different types of building," he said.
"We're trying to reconstruct what they looked like above ground. On each of the three buildings we are trying different materials and methods and at the end we can say which is most likely to have been used."
Source: BBC News Website [April 16, 2013]