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Friday, April 19, 2013
Stonehenge occupied 5,000 years earlier than thought
New archaeological evidence from Amesbury in Wiltshire reveals traces of human settlement 3,000 years before Stonehenge was even built
An excavation funded with redundancy money shows Stonehenge was a settlement 3,000 years before it was built.
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.