Featured on the front page of the Independent on Wednesday 1 September was the news of an archaeological expedition jointly led by Dr Mark Gillings of the University of Leicester School of Archaeological Studies, who has made what the national newspaper calls "one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the century".

For three centuries archaeologists have puzzled over a "lost avenue" of stones linked to the prehistoric stone circle at Avebury. This has now been unearthed by the team of archaeologists, throwing new light on theories surrounding the Avebury site.

Researchers in the Negotiating Avebury Project team come from the University of Leicester, The University of Southampton, Newcastle University and the University of Wales, Newport.

Mark Gillings is currently working on the Avebury complex, and may be contacted on his mobile, 07801 435297.

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