Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Ritual burial site older than previously thought

A ritual burial site in Pembrokeshire may have been in use 10,000 years ago - almost twice as far back as expected, said archaeologists. 

Marks on the Trefael Stone are now thought to resemble stellar constellations [Credit: BBC] The Trefael Stone near Nevern was reclassified as a Stone Age burial chamber after its capstone was studied. 

But a three-year dig has since found beads dating back much further, perhaps to the Neolithic or Mesolithic periods.

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