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Sunday, November 27, 2016

A 5,650 years old ancient site was discovered near the Stonehenge

The existence of the Stonehenge site in England is still mysterious. Until now no one has convinced how and for what the giant boulders monument were built in Neolitthic era. However, a latest discovery is likely able to help unravel the mysteries of Stonehenge.

Yes, a prehistoric complex has been found in a city called Larkhill in Wilshire, England in about 2.4 km from the Stonehenge site. The complexes have been built around 5,650 years ago or 1,000 years earlier than the Stonehenge.
A new discovery could help shed light on why the mysterious Stonehenge was built. The large complex, found in a city around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the famous stone circle, is thought to date back more than 1,000 years before Stonehenge. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1g4olk)
The archaeologists estimate that these complexes are a sacred place where people in the Neolithic era performing ritual activities and party. The objects found include cattle bone, ceramic plates, as well as the remains of human bones. From these findings explained that long before Stonehenge was built, the region is often used as the place in which an ancient ritual activity took place.
The researchers, led by Wessex Archaeology, found evidence of ceramic vessels (left) and arrowheads (right). (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1g4pI0)
This discovery will certainly help solve the mystery of Stonehenge site that had been thought by scientists as the tombs or temples. Even some researchers who argue as a giant observatory in ancient times to observe the stars.

The archaeologists discovered the site accidentally, when the UK MoD is preparing for the construction of military housing complex in the region.
The Larkhill enclosure has produced freshly broken pottery, dumps of worked flint and even a large stone saddle quern (shown right) used to turn grain into flour. Antlers are shown left. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1g4pI0)
"Sites that have recently been found is one of the most exciting findings. The present finding is changing the way we think about activities of the Neolithic community around the Stonehenge," said Martin Brown, the archaeologist leader of the WYG consulting firm as quoted by the Daily Mail on Monday, November 21, 2016.

The MoD currently is funding the areas that will be fully explored to find out more is what happening under the site. So far the archaeologists have dug about 17 percent of the area and conduct further research on these findings. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DAILY MAIL]
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