Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Stonehenge Precursor Found? Island Complex Predates Famous Site
On an island off Britain's northern tip, new discoveries suggest a huge Stone Age ritual complex is older than Stonehenge.
But age is only the half of it. Researchers say the site may have in fact been the original model for Stonehenge and other later, better-known British complexes to the south.
First discovered in 2002, the waterside site—called the Ness of Brodgar ("Brodgar promontory")—lies on Mainland, the largest of Scotland's Orkney Islands (map).
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