Entitled The original Stonehenge? A dismantled stone circle in the Preseli Hills of west Wales, the paper was published in the journal Antiquity in February 2021. It suggested that the Welsh Waun Mawn stone circle was partially dismantled in prehistory and moved 280km to Salisbury Plain, where it was rebuilt to form the first of Stonehenge’s five distinct phases.
The prize-winning paper was chosen from the 80 papers published in Antiquity in 2021. The Ben Cullen Prize is one of the journal’s two annual awards for outstanding work in the field of archaeology.