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Self-taught archaeologist Alexander Keiller

Self-taught archaeologist Alexander Keiller re-erected more than 50 fallen stones at Avebury in the 1930s. Focused more on preserving the stone circles than the archaeology beneath, he excavated large areas around the stones and lost much of the buried history when he concreted them in place. These megaliths were stabilised in the same way just after the Second World War. Above left is the cottage next to Little Nell and Big Bertha, and above right, Keiller's foreman Will Young standing ...

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