The West Kennet Long Barrow Explored

Marq English and I are in Wiltshire on our way to Avebury exploring some of the prehistoric sites. Today we are visiting the West Kennet Long Barrow. It is a Neolithic tomb or barrow, situated on a prominent chalk ridge, near Silbury Hill, one-and-a-half miles south of Avebury. The site was recorded by John Aubrey in the 17th century and by William Stukeley in the 18th century.

The construction of the West Kennet Long Barrow commenced about 3600 BC, which is some 400 years before the first stage of Stonehenge, and it was in use until around 2500 BC.

For a more detailed look at the West Kennet Long Barrow, check my earlier video: History You Can Touch –

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