Thursday, April 19, 2018
Raunds henge 'discovered' by Warth Park building work
An archaeological site thought to be 4,000 years old has been fully unearthed by work to extend an industrial estate.
Builders have uncovered the henge, which is 100m (330ft) in diameter, at Warth Park in Raunds, Northamptonshire.
An aerial photo showing the scale of the Neolithic monument first emerged on Twitter on Tuesday, but was deleted.
However, archaeologists say that site, known as Cotton Henge, has previously been investigated twice before.
Oxford Archaeology East, working on behalf of developer Roxhill, said the henge was first identified by aerial photography in the 1970s.
They added that it was likely to date from the late Neolithic period (circa 3000BC -2500BC) and forms part of a larger group of ceremonial landscape features located and excavated as part of the Raunds Area Project.
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