Recessed Space Article

Reading the rocks: Stonehenge, tools, time & memory

While visiting the British Museum exhibition The World of StonehengeJeremy Rye wonders about crafted stone and uses it to consider time, shared memory, and our relationship to matter. Looking at the marks on an axe head and landscape stone can help us think about how our ancestors considered their place.

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Recessed Space Online Magazine article by Jeremy Rye

Fine jadeitite axe-head made from material quarried in the high Italian Alps, c. 4500–3500 BC, © The Trustees of the British Museum
Stone with cup marks, exhibited at The World of Stonehenge, © Jeremy Rye