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Missing Stonehenge piece returned from Florida 60 years after removal

"To my knowledge, this is the only piece of Sarsen Stone we can definitely link to Stonehenge," said David Nash, a professor of physical geography at the University of Brighton, who conducts the research, on Wednesday in a telephone interview. (Sarsen is a term for the type of sandstone used in Stonehenge.) According to the professor, there are lumps of …

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People brought food from across the UK to feast near Stonehenge

Enlarge / Festivals near Durrington Walls attracted visitors from across the UK. The remains of prehistoric monuments still characterize the modern British landscape. About 4,500 years ago, people at these sites or in the surrounding communities gathered for annual winter festivals, with pork being the main theme on the menu. The chemical analysis of pork bones left after festivities at …

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Stonehenge: Geologists have found out exactly where some stones came from

A team of 12 geologists and archaeologists from across the UK this month uncovered research that traces some of the smaller stones from the prehistoric monument to two quarries in West Wales. It is solid evidence that humans were involved in "Bluestones," where they are sitting today, a full 150 miles away, the researchers say. "It has long put forward …

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Stonehenge: Geologists have found out exactly where some stones came from

A team of 12 geologists and archaeologists from across the UK this month uncovered research that traces some of the smaller stones from the prehistoric monument to two quarries in West Wales. It is solid evidence that humans were involved in "Bluestones," where they are sitting today, a full 150 miles away, the researchers say. "It has long put forward …

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Stonehenge Riddles Solved: Massive rocks came from a distance of 180 miles

December 21, 2012: A Druid stands after sunrise at the old stone circle of Stonehenge. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham) Stonehenge has long confused researchers and viewers. Now a new study shows that one of the greatest secrets of the ancient monument has been solved – where the huge rocks came from. The study published in the archaeological journal Ancient …

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Stonehenge, other megaliths could have originated in northwestern France

CLOSE Archeologists have just identified a Scottish "Stonehenge" that has remained undetected for nearly 5,000 years. Buzz60s Tony Spitz has the details. Buzz60 Although Stonehenge is the most famous of the megaliths in Europe, it is by no means the only one: there are about 35,000 of these mysterious stone structures across the continent. Now, a new study suggests that …

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Stonehenge site damaged during road construction, say archaeologists

Archaeologists have accused street workers of damaging a 6,000-year-old building near Stonehenge, Britain's world-famous prehistoric stone-belt monument. Highways England, which is responsible for building a controversial new tunnel In order to redirect traffic under the Stonehenge site, was accused of making a hole through a platform of flint and animal bones around 4,000 BC. To have dug. The damage was …

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People who were buried 5,000 years ago in Stonehenge came from afar

The mysterious collection of 25-ton stones in Stonehenge usually steals the show. But even the ground under the stones holds secrets – 5,000 years ago, this piece of land in Wiltshire in southern England was a tomb. And some of the ancient human remains found in Stonehenge have unusually distant origins, according to a new archaeological study on cremated bones, …

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Stonehenge Builders used Pythagoras theorem 2,000 years before he was born

A new book claims that the Stonehenge builders followed Pythagoras' theorem when they were around 2500 bc. in Great Britain. The Greek mathematician Pythagoras was only around 570 BC. Born in Christ. ( Zdeněk Tobiáš | Pixabay ) One of the most famous landmarks in the United Kingdom, Stonehenge is a symbol of scientific achievement at a time when scientific …

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