Shaft discovery delays Stonehenge tunnel decision

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17 Jul 2020

The UK Secretary of State for Transport has decided to defer his decision about a tunnel intended to improve the A303 past Stonehenge, between Amesbury and Berwick, following a recent archaeological find at Durrington. The decision is now due in November.

The discovery by a University of Bradford led-team last month, revealed a Neolithic structure which includes a number of shafts aligned to form a circle more than 2km in diameter – each shaft is more than 5m deep and up to 20m across.

The research is available as an open access article in Internet Archaeology.