The henge in Herts again

31 Aug 2010

See August 30th ... (subsection, history and heritage - some pictures of the dig). The bank surrounding the ploughed out henge has managed to preserve some deposits in the ditch, by infill, and in the bank itself. These display evidence of burning before deposition suggesting a burnt offering, an apparently universal activity, or a cremation (another phenomenon not unrelated). The henge lies at the head of a shallow valley facing NE. The east is not only the direction of the rising sun, in this instance the midsummer rising sun, but it is also the direction of the night sky as the sun sets in the west. For further details of the archaeology see the Norton Community Archaeology Group (online) at