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William Hawley

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Lieutenant-Colonel William Hawley (1851–1941) was a British archaeologist who undertook pioneering excavations at Stonehenge. [1]

27 relations: Archaeology, Ashmolean Museum, Aubrey holes, Avenue (archaeology), British Museum, Captain (British Army and Royal Marines), Excavation (archaeology), Heel Stone, Heelstone Ditch, Hillforts in Britain, Militia (United Kingdom), Ministry of Works (United Kingdom), Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, National Museum Cardiff, Old Sarum, Portsmouth, Posthole, Richard J. C. Atkinson, Royal Engineers, Second Boer War, Society of Antiquaries of London, South Africa, Stonehenge, Stratigraphy, The Salisbury Museum, William St John Hope, Y and Z Holes.


Archaeology, or archeology, is the study of humanactivity through the recovery and analysis of material culture.

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Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum (in full the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology) on Beaumont Street, Oxford, England, is the world's first university museum.

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Aubrey holes

The Aubrey holes are a ring of fifty-six (56) chalk pits at Stonehenge, named after the seventeenth-century antiquarian John Aubrey.

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Avenue (archaeology)

British Archaeologists refine the general archaeological use of avenue to denote a long, parallel-sided strip of land, measuring up to about 30m in width, open at either end and with edges marked by stone or timber alignments and/or a low earth bank and ditch.

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British Museum

The British Museum, located in the Bloomsbury area of London, United Kingdom, is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture.

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Captain (British Army and Royal Marines)

Captain (Capt) is a junior officer rank of the British Army and Royal Marines and in both services it ranks above lieutenant and below major with a NATO ranking code of OF-2.

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Excavation (archaeology)

In archaeology, excavation is the exposure, processing and recording of archaeological remains.

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Heel Stone

The Heel Stone is a single large block of sarsen stone standing within the Avenue outside the entrance of the Stonehenge earthwork, close to the main road (Highways Agency A344).

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Heelstone Ditch

Heelstone Ditch is a roughly circular feature surrounding the Heelstone at Stonehenge.

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Hillforts in Britain

Hillforts in Britain refers to the various hillforts within the island of Great Britain.

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Militia (United Kingdom)

The Militia of the United Kingdom were the military reserve forces of the United Kingdom after the Union in 1801 of the former Kingdom of Great Britain and Kingdom of Ireland.

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Ministry of Works (United Kingdom)

The Ministry of Works was a department of the UK Government formed in 1943, during World War II, to organise the requisitioning of property for wartime use.

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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, also known as MAA, at the University of Cambridge houses the University's collections of local antiquities, together with archaeological and ethnographic artefacts from around the world.

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National Museum Cardiff

National Museum Cardiff (Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Caerdydd) is a museum and art gallery in Cardiff, Wales.

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Old Sarum

Old Sarum is the site of the earliest settlement of Salisbury in England.

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Portsmouth is a port city in Hampshire, England, mainly on Portsea Island, south-west of London and south-east of Southampton.

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In archaeology a posthole or post-hole is a cut feature used to hold a surface timber or stone.

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Richard J. C. Atkinson

Richard John Copland Atkinson CBE (22 January 1920 – 10 October 1994) was a British prehistorian and archaeologist.

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Royal Engineers

The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers (RE), and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army.

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Second Boer War

The Second Boer War (11 October 1899 – 31 May 1902) was fought between the British Empire and two Boer states, the South African Republic (Republic of Transvaal) and the Orange Free State, over the Empire's influence in South Africa.

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Society of Antiquaries of London

The Society of Antiquaries of London (SAL) is a learned society "charged by its Royal Charter of 1751 with 'the encouragement, advancement and furtherance of the study and knowledge of the antiquities and history of this and other countries'." It is based at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London (a building owned by the UK government), and is a registered charity.

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South Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa.

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Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, west of Amesbury.

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Stratigraphy is a branch of geology concerned with the study of rock layers (strata) and layering (stratification).

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The Salisbury Museum

The Salisbury Museum (previously The Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum) is a museum in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.

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William St John Hope

Sir William Henry St John Hope (1854–1919) was an English antiquary.

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Y and Z Holes

The Y and Z Holes are two rings of concentric (though irregular) circuits of 30 and 29 near identical pits cut around the outside of the Sarsen Circle at Stonehenge.

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