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Interior of Reconstructed Neolithic (New Stone Age) House, Stonehenge, Wiltshire

Interior of Reconstructed Neolithic (New Stone Age) House, Stonehenge, Wiltshire
Photograph taken 2014 © Historic England Archive ref: SH02

This photo shows the inside of one of the reconstructed Neolithic houses at Stonehenge. In it you can see the central hearth or fireplace. To the left is a bed made of two long pieces of split tree trunk, with smaller branches laid across them, like slats. This is then covered with animal skins. To the right is a set of wooden shelves used for storing objects such as pots, knives, axes, wooded bowls, pottery, woven baskets and leather bags. On the walls are an animal skin cloak, a quiver of arrows and some pieces of fabric.