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Institute of Archaeology unveil monolith in Gordon Square

5 June 2013

UCL Institute of Archaeology has installed a monolith in Gordon Square to celebrate 75 years of leading global archaeology.

IoA 75th anniversary monolith

The sarsen stone, which was donated by a farmer in the Avebury area of Wiltshire, is instantly recognisable as an archaeological icon due to their presence at sites such as Stonehenge.

Professor Andrew Reynolds (UCL Institute of Archaeology), coordinator of the 75th anniversary programme, said: "This distinctive new landmark will provide a connection between the public and the activities of the UCL Institute of Archaeology, which has occupied the north side of the Square for 55 years.

"Erecting a standing stone will enhance the environment of Gordon Square in a visually pleasing way using natural materials, which will blend in with the green setting of the Square."


UCL Institute of Archaeology