Tuesday, 12 March 2013
The Stonehenge Neolithic mace head
Many thanks to Anon for sending me this photo of the REAL Stonehenge Neolithic mace head -- made of gneiss. This must be the one found by Hawley in association with a cremation burial. The pit was NOT one of the Aubrey Holes, so it was not associated with any ritual burial which involved placing a bluestone on top of the cremation debris. This one is in the museum in Salisbury, and is shown on its web site:
It's really rather a splendid mace head -- so why didn't MPP choose to examine this one in front of the camera? It would at least then have been of the right age, and from approximately the right context...... and that would have made that section of the film a great deal more trustworthy.