Religious Studies in England

Religious Uses of Neolithic Stone Circles in Southwest England (RL ST 297A) is a course that allows students to study prehistoric monuments in the context of their landscape and their religious significance.


The course focuses on two of the most spectacular complexes of monuments in the ancient world: Stonehenge and Avebury. Students consider what rituals might have been performed in and around the monuments once they were completed, methods by which the stones were transported from their places of origin to the location, why that location might have been chosen, and how the stones were possibly erected.


While the course is an educational enterprise, daily free time is available to explore the city of London and the medieval town of Salisbury, Wiltshire. Sarum College in Salisbury will be the base of operations for most of the time the students are in England.

Dr. Dolores Rafter Arevalo
Dr. Dolores Rafter Arevalo