Wessex Archaeology attended a meeting of the Avebury Archaeological and Historical Research Group (AAHRG) at Devizes Museum in February 2011, and gave AAHRG members an update on progress of the project so far.

At the meeting, Rob Skinner, currently on an EPPIC placement with English Heritage, gave a presentation of the results he had observed so far during an analysis of LiDAR data for the landscape around Avebury. These showed some fabulous features within the Avebury WHS, and built on the previous work undertaken as part of the National Mapping Programme (NMP) in 1999.

Rob has very kindly submitted an interim report of the work he has done so far, which can be downloaded here. This shows a considerable number of new field systems of both prehistoric and later date, as well as additional potential prehistoric mounds.