Those who are interested in the archaeological work surrounding Stonehenge might like to follow the reconstruction of the Durrington Roundhouses. The prototypes are underway, and will be built near Old Sarum (Salisbury). Later this year work proper begins at the new Stonehenge Visitor Centre. The centre will be incorporating reconstructions of 3 roundhouses, made and used by the builders of Stonehenge.
I am lucky enough to be working 2/3 days per week for the Ancient Technology Centre (ATC) at their Dorset education site, where we bring the past to life through recreation, learning. experimentation and tea-drinking. The ATC are responsible for the Durrington roundhouse build, so I will share any milestones here for those who would like to follow their progress. Much of the work is being undertaken by volunteers.
The project journal can be found here:http://www.ancienttechnologycentre.co.uk/neolithic_house_journal.html
NB: the project, in pursuit of authenticity, necessitates the mass harvesting of many hazel trees. Please note that all the hazel trees used will regenerate, and in fact their lives will be significantly lengthened by this process. They don't die from coppicing.
If you'd like to get involved in a practical way, English Heritage (who have commissioned the project and who manage the Stonehenge World Heritage Site) are taking applications from prospective volunteers. Details here:http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/cari ... 8164923212