Lookup NU author(s): Dr Oliver Craig,
Dr Lisa-Marie Shillito
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The discovery of Neolithic houses at Durrington Walls that are contemporary with the main construction phase of Stonehenge raised questions as to their interrelationship. Was Durrington Walls the residence of the builders of Stonehenge? Were the activities there more significant than simply domestic subsistence? Using lipid residue analysis, this paper identifies the preferential use of certain pottery types for the preparation of particular food groups and differential consumption of dairy and meat products between monumental and domestic areas of the site. Supported by the analysis of faunal remains, the results suggest seasonal feasting and perhaps organised culinary unification of a diverse community.
Author(s): Craig OE, Shillito L-M, Albarella U, Viner-Daniels S, Chan B, Cleal R, Ixer R, Jay M, Marshall P, Simmons E, Wright E, Pearson MP
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Print publication date: 01/10/2015
Online publication date: 09/10/2015
ISSN (print): 0003-598X
ISSN (electronic): 1745-1744
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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