10-Minute Talks: The origins of Stonehenge

by Professor Michael Parker Pearson FBA

17 Feb 2021

The world’s leading professors explain the latest thinking in the humanities and social sciences in just 10 minutes.

Where did Stonehenge come from? In this talk Mike Parker Pearson investigates the origins of Stonehenge, its stones and their transportation as well as speculating on the motives behind the creation of this unique prehistoric monument.

Read more about Stonehenge's origins by him on the Academy's blog and in a new article in the Antiquity journal. A BBC Two documentary featuring his research, Stonehenge: The Lost Circle Revealed, was screened on Friday 12 February 2021.

Speaker: Professor Mike Parker Pearson FBA, Professor of British Later Prehistory, University College London

10-Minute Talks are a series of pre-recorded talks from Fellows of the British Academy screened each Wednesday on YouTube and also available on Apple Podcasts.

If you have any questions about this talk, please email events@thebritishacademy.ac.uk.

Sign up to our email newsletters