One of the books I acquired over the Christmas period was 'Roman Roving' by Annabel Stowe. The book a series of ten walks along the Roman Road from Winchester to Middenhall (or from Venta Belgarum to Cunetio). With an overall length of 31 miles (50km), the ten walks vary from 1.7 miles to 4.3 miles … Continue reading Roman Roving – Part 1 Charlton Down to Hampshire Gate (Walk 6).
So in out first part we mainly focused on Stonehenge and eluded to how interacts/related to other monuments in its landscape. In part two our focus will be on a few other Neolithic/Early Bronze Age sites, and a brief examination of the other evidence in later Prehistory for the celebration of the Midwinter festivals. Durrignton … Continue reading Christmas Countdown 22 and 23 – Prehistory of Midwinter part 2
So our story, for the purpose of this article, begins circa 4000 BC during the Neolithic (New Stone Age) and the building of the monumental structures in the British Isles. It is from these structures that we git the first glimpses of what the midwinter may have meant to the people of the Neolithic, with … Continue reading Countdown to Christmas 20 – Midwinter in Prehistory (Prehistory of Christmas) Part 1 – Stonehenge