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3,600-3,300 BC Dividing the Landscape: the Stanwell Cursus

The Stanwell Cursus was built as a series of sections, each about 150 to 200 metres long
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3,300-2,600 BC From Linear to Circular: Changing the Use of Space

Looking towards the setting sun over the Stanwell cursus on the winter solstice.
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3,000-1,700 BC Developing Ways to Share the Landscape

A family buries a Grooved Ware pot during a ceremony in a woodland clearing, perhaps as an offering to the gods.
A family buries a Grooved Ware pot during a ceremony in a woodland clearing, perhaps as an offering to the gods.

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