Tombs Found Near Stonehedge Estimate At 6,000 Years Old

June 12, 2009

UK (ChattahBox) – The discovery of a collection of tombs near Stonehenge thought to be more than 6,000-years-old has caused a stir of excitement in the archaeological world.

The tombs, which were first spotted by English Heritage photographer Damian Grady, are filled with bones and ceremonial items, providing a close look into the lives of the people of the time. It is further proof of the complex and careful burial practices of early Britons.

“The tombs were like bone homes for important people in the community,” team leader Dr Helen Wickstead of Kingston University was quotes in the Times Online.

But despite the find the researchers say they will take care when deciding on excavation.

“We’re treading very carefully on the excavation issue,” Wickstead explained.
“We want to be sure that it’s what people living in Damerham village want. It’s their heritage.”


Comments

2 Responses to “Tombs Found Near Stonehedge Estimate At 6,000 Years Old”

  1. Hugo Jenks on June 13th, 2009 4:38 am

    I have spent time studying Stonehenge, and have made some interesting new discoveries. It was an observatory, for observing the rising and setting position of the sun and the moon.

    If you wish to see how it worked, take a look at my video on YouTube with the title “Stonehenge Astronomical Observatory”.

    Kind regards.

  2. lacy on June 13th, 2009 6:59 pm

    Now the Stonehenge has made me fascinated for years. I use to ask my parents if they made by airplanes . But i really enjoy news finally from the Stonehenge,of course with my best regards.The Stonehenge *My favorite place* Good day Britain

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