Dr Robert J. Wallis

Dr Robert J. Wallis published in Journal for the Academic Study of Religion

Wallis, R. J. 2015. ‘Paganism, Archaeology and Folklore in Twenty-first Century Britain: A Case Study of the Stonehenge Ancestors. Journal for the Academic Study of Religion (JASR): 28.2: 129-157.

Wallis’ article builds on his earlier work considering the engagements of today’s Pagans with prehistoric archaeology in Britain. In this paper he considers the tensions surrounding the excavation, study and retention of cremated human remains from Stonehenge. Having examined Pagan responses and how in some cases these challenge the aims of archaeologists, he proposes strategies for resolving these tensions.