With great fanfares in the UCL social media, MPP has just published his latest article in the online journal that emanates from UCL itself.
Here is the info:
Parker Pearson, M., (2017). The origins of Stonehenge: on the track of the bluestones. Archaeology International. 20, pp.52–57.
It's quite extraordinary, in that its core message is to do with the wonderful "bluestone quarries" at Rhosyfelin and Carn Goedog -- and in that it demonstrates that MPP is in a complete state of denial about the two peer-reviewed articles in 2015 which questioned every scrap of evidence which he now, yet again, lovingly repeats. He does not cite those two articles, and neither does he mention that there is a bit of a dispute going on......... this is serious scientific malpractice, and I'll return to it.
The article is referred to as a "research update" -- which means that it has been anonymously refereed and approved for publication by the journal editor. How on earth did it get into print? Could it be that neither the referees nor the editor are aware of the fact that a rather noisy dispute is going on with regard to these "quarries"? What does that say about their level of awareness and their qualifications? Maybe it does say rather a lot about the closed little world of academic archaeology in UCL.
What's going on? Could it be that JP, KW and CR have jumped ship? All will no doubt be revealed......