Lookup NU author(s): Dr Lisa-Marie Shillito
This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been accepted and is due to be published in its final definitive form by Cambridge University Press, 2019.
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Residues in Grooved Ware from Durrington Walls have been interpreted as the remains of large scale feasting associated with the construction of Stonehenge around 2500 BC. Whilst a function related to food consumption is possible, other explanations may be equally as plausible. An alternative interpretation not previously considered is that these residues could be related to a non-food use of animal resources, i.e. the production of tallow. This interpretation provides evidence supporting the ‘greased sled’ theory of how the megaliths were moved.
Author(s): Shillito L-M
Publication type: Article
Publication status: In Press
Acceptance date: 06/11/2018
ISSN (print): 0003-598X
ISSN (electronic): 1745-1744
Publisher: Cambridge University Press