Prehistoric Avenues and Alignments
Introductions to Heritage Assets
An introduction to prehistoric avenues and alignments, which date to the Neolithic period (about 4000-2500 BC).
There are several types of prehistoric monument particularly notable for their length. This document is mainly concerned with the most numerous and widespread – cursus monuments. Two other types – avenues and stone alignments – are dealt with more briefly. A brief chronology is included.
Cursus monuments have important associations with a range of other categories of archaeological monument and these are explored here.
- Development of the asset type
- Other forms of avenues and alignments
- Further reading
- Where to get advice
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