Avebury Region

The ditch at Avebury

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Barrett, J.C. (1994) Fragments from Antiquity. Oxford:  Blackwell.

Brown, G., Field, D. and McOmish, D. (Eds) (2005) The Avebury Landscape: Aspects of the Field Archaeology of the Marlborough Downs. Oxford: Oxbow Books.

Burl, H.A.W. (1976) Prehistoric Avebury.  Yale University Press.

Gillings, M. and Pollard, J. (2004) Avebury.  London: Duckworth.

Gillings, M., Pollard, J., Wheatley, D. & Peterson, R. (2008). Landscape of the Megaliths. Excavation and fieldwork on the Avebury Monuments. Oxford, Oxbow Books.

Leary, J. and Field, D. (2010) The Story Of Silbury Hill. London: English Heritage.

Piggott, S. (1962) The West Kennet Long Barrow.   London:  HMSO.

Pollard, J. and Reynolds, A. (2002) Avebury: The Biography of a Landscape.  Stroud: Tempus.

Smith, I.F. (1965) Windmill Hill and Avebury.   Oxford:  Clarendon.

Whittle, A.W.R. (1997) Sacred Mound, Holy Rings:  Silbury Hill and the West Kennet Palisade Enclosures.   Oxford:  Oxbow.

Whittle, A., Pollard, J. and Grigson, C. (1999) The Harmony of Symbols: The Windmill Hill Causewayed Enclosure.   Oxford:  Oxbow Books.


Ashbee, P., Smith, I.F. & Evans, J.G. (1979) Excavation of three long barrows near Avebury.   Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 45, 207-300.

Barker, C.T. (1984) The long mounds of the Avebury region. Wiltshire Archaeological Magazine 79, 7-38.

Barrett, J.C. (1991) Towards an archaeology of ritual.  In: P. Garwood, D. Jennings, R. Skeates and J. Toms (ed.) Sacred and Profane, pp1-9.   Oxford:  Oxford University Committee for Archaeology.

Bayliss, A., McAvoy, F. and Whittle, A. (2007) The world recreated: redating Silbury Hill in its monumental landscape.   Antiquity 81, 26-53.

Gillings, M., Pollard, J., Wheatley, D. and Peterson, R. (2008) Landscape of the Megaliths: Excavation and Fieldwork on the Avebury Monuments, 1997-2003.  Oxford: Oxbow.

Pitts, M. (2001) Excavating the Sanctuary: new investigations on Overton Hill, Avebury.  Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine 94, 1-23.

Pitts, M. and Whittle, A. (1992) The development and date of Avebury.  Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 58, 203-12.

Pollard, J. (1992) The Sanctuary, Overton Hill, Wiltshire: a re-examination.   Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 58, 213-26.

Pollard, J. and Cleal, R. (2004) Dating Avebury.  In: R. Cleal and J. Pollard (eds.) Monuments and Material Culture: Papers on Neolithic and Bronze Age Britain in Honour of Isobel Smith, pp120-9.  East Knoyle: Hobnob Press.

Smith, R.W. (1984) The ecology of Neolithic farming systems as exemplified by the Avebury region of Wiltshire.  Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 50, 99-120.

Thomas, J. (1999) Understanding The Neolithic. London:  Routledge.

Thomas, J.S. and Whittle, A.W.R. (1986) Anatomy of a tomb: West Kennet revisited.   Oxford Journal of Archaeology 5, 129-156.

Ucko, P., Hunter, M., Clark, A.J. and David, A. (1991) Avebury Reconsidered:  From the 1660s to the 1990s.  London:  Unwin Hyman.

Watson, A. (2001) Composing Avebury.  World Archaeology 33, 296-314.

Whittle, A.W.R. (1993) The Neolithic of the Avebury area: sequence, environment, settlement and monuments. Oxford Journal of Archaeology 12, 29-53.

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