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Sunday, April 21, 2013
Mesolithic artefacts found at Stonehenge
An excavation funded with redundancy money shows Stonehenge was a settlement 3,000 years before it was built.
New archaeological evidence from Amesbury in Wiltshire reveals traces of human settlement 3,000 years before Stonehenge was even built [Credit: Christopher Jones/Telegraph]
The archaeological dig, a mile from the stones, has revealed that people have occupied the area since 7,500BC.
The findings, uncovered by volunteers on a shoestring budget, are 5,000 years earlier than previously thought.
Dr Josh Pollard, from Southampton University, said the team had "found the community who put the first monument up at Stonehenge". Read the rest of this article...