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New Light on an Old Problem

  • Dorothy M. Liddell
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Sometimes the Gods are kind, and so they seemed one morning during last season's excavations at Windmill Hill: when some minor official of that department which dispenses new ideas through such simple media as overflowing baths and falling apples, superintended the finding of a large quantity of fragments of ‘West Kennet’ type pottery, thickly ornamented with a clearly defined design and in the same layer-for this site singularly unproductivea small bird-bone.

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1 Near Avebury, Wilts; excavation of this site has been carried on annually since 1925.

2 Pliny, , Hist, Nat. 10, 29.

3 Cambrensis, Giraldus. Itin. Camb. 2, c.3.

4 Herodian, 3. 14.

5 Thurnam, Ancient British Barrows’, Archaeologia, 42, 183.

6 Proc. Soc. Ant. Scot. (1923–4) 58, 290, fig. 6.

7 Cunnington, M.E. Pottery from the Long Barrow at West Kennet, Wilts.

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Antiquity
  • ISSN: 0003-598X
  • EISSN: 1745-1744
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