Published Jan 2010
In the spring of 1998 a circle of prehistoric timbers, exposed by the receding tide, was found projecting from the sands of a Norfolk beach. The site, soon to become known as ‘Seahenge’, would prove to be the most remarkable, controversial and highly publicised archaelogical find in Britain for many years. The beach was eroding fast, and the timbers were threatened with imminent destruction. Something had to be done.
This book is the story of the operation to save the Seahenge timbers; but more than that, it is the story of the archaeologist Francis Pryor’s personal quest in search of prehistoric Britain.