Ongoing and past research at Avebury

The mysteries of Avebury have captured the imaginations of people for hundreds of years, and continue to do so today. Discoveries are continuing to be made, and each little part of the puzzle is helping us understand this complex place and the people who built it.

An excavation in a green field

Excavations at Avebury Down 

In the summer of 2017 the National Trust and partners* undertook an excavation at the foot of Avebury Down. This was to establish the extent and nature of a known lithics scatter. Click to find out more.

Virtual landscape of Avebury

Virtual Avebury 

In 2018 the National Trust at Avebury hosted a research project for Bournemouth University, looking at the way people respond to virtual reality as a route to better understanding heritage sites. This meant that we could invite visitors to participate in a virtual tour of Avebury as it was 4,300 years ago.

Archaeologists in a stone circle

Archaeologists discover stone square beneath stone circle 

Archaeologists have found a striking and apparently unique square monument beneath the world famous Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire. Click here for the full story.