A guest post by Heritage Journal reader Paul:

When new discoveries are made, they sometimes show that a previously held view is wrong and history is then rewritten. This is a healthy and normal process, which enables us to fully understand the past.

The same principle applies to science as otherwise, people would still think that the sun revolves around the earth.

Photo credit: University of Buckingham

When the Stonehenge tunnel was first proposed many years ago, nobody knew about Blick Mead’s significance for understanding how hunter-gatherers evolved into the people who built Stonehenge. And Mike Parker Pearson hadn’t constructed his theory about the western burial grounds “dating to before Stonehenge, the long barrows’ distribution may have a bearing on why Stonehenge was located where it is” and “may be related to the one or more stages in the construction and use of Stonehenge”. (These quotes are from his written representation dated 3 Jan 2019)

In their own ways, Blick Mead and the western burial grounds are each Rosetta Stones that will unlock many secrets of Stonehenge…..if they get that opportunity.

Now that we know about the profound importance of them both, English Heritage and National Trust should re-evaluate their views and withdraw support for the tunnel. This is their last chance to go down in history as having done the decent thing…..unless of course they don’t care about them and have a purely selfish agenda.

(PS. We are reasonably sure that they don’t think the sun revolves around the earth.)