Stonehenge occupies one of the richest archaeological landscapes in the world, recorded in the course of intensive archaeological and antiquarian research over several hundred years. Until recently, much of this landscape effectively remained terra incognita. The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project was created to advance the understanding of the Stonehenge landscape by conducting a cutting-edge geophysical and remote sensing survey at unprecedented scale.
The results of the proposed work have been used to create a highly detailed archaeological map of the ‘invisible’ landscape. For the first time it will has become possible to create digital models of the Stonehenge landscape that not only transcend the immediate surrounds of individual monuments within the study area, but will also tie them together within a seamless map of sub-surface and surface archaeological features and structures.
Recent discoveries include the massive ring of pits, forming one of the largest prehistoric structures in Britain, and surround the nearby mega henge at Durrington Walls – see https://intarch.ac.uk/journal/issue55/4/index.html
The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project is undertaken with the University of Birmingham and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology, the University of St Andrews, and the University of Ghent, Belgium.