You may not know that there’s a Neolithic site on Whitehawk Hill in Brighton that’s 5500 years old (pre-dating Stonehenge by some 500 years). It’s a Neolithic Causewayed Enclosure, which apparently is a rare type of ritual monument, and it’s being excavated at the moment.
Here’s what the it probably looked like 5500 years ago:
You may also not know that this Saturday (23rd August) they’re having a free open day 11am-5pm where you can get a guided tour by the archaeologists, handle some of the actual neolithic finds including pottery, flintwork, and bones, etc. Plus it apparently has a great view over Brighton.
You can either get the 21, 21A, or 21B (get off at Manor Hill) or just walk up there if the weather’s nice (head up Southover Street from the Level - directions on the link below).
Here’s some more information about it: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/caa/whitehawk-hlf/about
Here’s more info about the open day this Saturday: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/caa/whitehawk-hlf/news
Here’s their Facebook Group (with plenty of pics of the dig): https://www.facebook.com/groups/606829526078059/
And here’s their Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/DigWhitehawk