Friday, May 30, 2008

Stonehenge's secret revealed? -

Stonehenge's secret | "The secret of Stonehenge has been solved: The mysterious circle of large stones in southern England was a burial ground for almost five centuries, and it probably holds the remains of a family that long ruled the area, new research concludes.

Based on radiocarbon-dating of cremated bones up to 5,000 years old, researchers with the Stonehenge Riverside Archaeological Project said they are convinced that the area was built and grew as a 'domain of the ancestors.'

'It's now clear that burials were a major component of Stonehenge in all its main stages,' said Mike Parker Pearson, archaeology professor at the University of Sheffield in England and head of the project. 'Stonehenge was a place of burial from its beginning to its zenith in the mid-third millennium B.C.'"


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