The first humans are thought to have settled here more than 6,500 years ago, and by the time nearby Stonehenge and Avebury Circle
were constructed, 1,000 years or so later, the landscape would have been dotted with small farming settlements.
Can you imagine somebody getting permission to build a McDonald's inside Stonehenge, a Burger King inside the Avebury Circle
, or perch a TV transmitter atop Silbury Hill or Glastonbury Tor?
Backed by the Ministry of Works and the Rural District Council, Keiller started demolishing houses and other buildings within the Avebury circle
intent on installing his vision of Avebury's prehistoric state by clearing the circle of its subsequent history, Keiller instigated a programme designed to evict the indigenous villagers and their related past from the landscape.