|Silbury Springs, The Avebury Book, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Fortean Times||ARCHAEOLOGY||WRITING||MUSIC|
|Archaeoacoustics, Oramics, Overtone Singing, Bilocation, Surround Sound, John Michell, Patrick Harpur, Alternative 3, Raspberry Parade, Hinyanja|
of my life has been devoted to music. After a long career as a professional
musician and composer I now spend my time researching and photographing
the Avebury landscape and monuments close to my home in Wiltshire. I also
write on archaeology for journals and magazines.
Most recently I have been exploring the connection between the siting of prehistoric monuments and moving water; I have visited and recorded over fifty springs within a five mile radius of the Avebury Henge. During the winter of 2012-13 when water levels were unusually high I made significant discoveries around Avebury - notably that the great ditch surrounding Silbury Hill is lined with springs that supply most of its water. The springs had never been seen before. An account of my winter's fieldwork was published in British Archaeology No 131 July/August 2013: SILBURY SPRING
THE FLINT THAT ROARED
Could some prehistoric 'ritual flint knives' have been used for producing sound?
IN THE WEST KENNET LONG BARROW
|Above: Silbury's western ditch in January 2013. Water from springs surrounding the ditch has melted through the snow.|
Text & images Copyright Steve Marshall 2013. All rights reserved