Archaeologists uncover Stonehenge Clues

Archaeologists uncover Stonehenge Clues

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[Best Syndication News] Stonehenge has always been a mysterious place with huge monolithic rocks encompassed a circle where everyone in present society wonder, what was this place used for?

Archaeologists from Sheffield University dug up some new evidence to help to solve the history of Stonehenge. What was found was human cremation burials that date back to 3000 BC. This is 300 years earlier than was previously thought. The stones were erected around 2500 BC.

Stonehenge first consisted of a circular bank of a ditch cut out of the chalk of Salisbury Plain.

The archaeologists believe that this was a burial site for a single elite family and their descendants and they died of natural deaths. They noticed that the number of burials grow larger as the centuries progress, suggesting the family expanded as the generations grew on.

This is the first time that the cremation remains have been radiocarbon dated. The scientists believe that there is a total of 240 people that are buried at Stonehenge as cremated remains.

By Nicole Wilson
Best Syndication News Writer

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