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New Stonehenge find floors historians

Discovery Sheds New Light On Stonehenge

There's a lot of old stuff in England, but a new discovery even surprised historians.

According to The Telegraph, scientists say they've discovered the oldest town in England ... and it dates to 8820 BC.

But what makes this discovery even more significant is that this town is just 2 miles from Stonehenge ... and the villagers there are probably those responsible for first building the first versions of the monument.

The discovery was made in what is known today as Amesbury. Scientists found animal bones and carbon dated them to get their age.


Stonehenge, as it looks now, wasn't built until about 2000 B-C. But this new evidence suggests people were inhabiting that area thousands of years earlier... and likely built the earlier wood versions of the stone monument.

Stonehenge is, of course, one of the most famous sites in the world. It is also now the area most continuously occupied by humans in Great Britain.

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JAY May 11 2014 at 1:18 PM

That`s where Charles met Camilla, and about that time frame.

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Fifi-Res May 11 2014 at 12:21 PM

I think it was a sort of time/watch.

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David w Bruner May 11 2014 at 12:18 PM

My guess about Stonehenge? It seems obvious to me it is the supports of an ancient space craft of some kind that probably crashed ... It was a case of "fix it or live here " So they decided to fix it. I believe it took a long time to do the repairs so they made this array of stones to be a semi permanent support while they worked on it... The natives probably thought of them as Gods and helped in the repairs...It may be the source of some of mans earliest metallurgy skills.... The outside holes were a fence line to protect them while they worked... They had long since mastered gravity so moving the stones long distances was easy for them ... However the stones being lined up with stars etc is just (I believe ) pure chance or luck... I believe the source of power they utilize is so power full it is like magnetism and does not fade over time ... That is why there still signs of power around the structure... They fixed the craft and left the stones standing when they left... My logic!

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edlcthompson May 11 2014 at 12:17 PM

You don't know what happen unless you were there during that time, so we will never know

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Carolyn edlcthompson May 11 2014 at 1:28 PM

I was not "There" during the Civil War, but I know it happened. I wasn't "There" during the Second World War, but I know it happened. One doesn't need to be present to be fairly certain of historical facts.

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valgaavmiko edlcthompson May 11 2014 at 2:04 PM

People can form hypotheses based on a reasonable amount of supportive evidence. That's the whole point.

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lildomatter May 11 2014 at 12:14 PM

Whom ever did it! They Rock! Eat your heart out Fred and Barney!

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treffy3 May 11 2014 at 12:09 PM

Just another demonstration that today's "truths" are so often tomorrow's nonsense. There is so much pseudo-science passed on as absolute fact these days. We live in a wonderful world, but too often we are mislead by distortions and illusions by so called experts.

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wllthompson8 treffy3 May 11 2014 at 12:38 PM


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valgaavmiko wllthompson8 May 11 2014 at 2:09 PM

Scientists can't live off grants. You have to budget and itemize your entire study in order to convince the NSF or NIH (which by the way have a set budget given to them FOR SPECIFICALLY SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND NOTHING ELSE) to give you funding. You then have to submit progress reports and show exactly what money went where. On top of that, researchers have to work other jobs in order to actually live. You are an idiot.

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James wllthompson8 May 11 2014 at 2:33 PM

Are you aware of upper case and lower case letters? Do you know about the Shift Key?

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valgaavmiko treffy3 May 11 2014 at 2:06 PM

It's amazing how people think scientists are out to get them. First of all, none of this is pseudoscience. They formed hypotheses supported by current evidence. New evidence is found which can either support the original hypothesis, expand it, or refute it in favor of another hypothesis. That is the entire point of science. Pseudoscience is based on no empirical evidence whatsoever but passes itself off as science to the uneducated by using jargon. It would benefit you to learn the difference.

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jcakfa May 11 2014 at 12:08 PM

Amazing! I have visited Stonehenge many times beginning 1959 and it continues to surprise and delight me. I am looking forward to visiting the new find.

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eecenod May 11 2014 at 12:06 PM

this is for pagans, not christians!!!

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howdy Doo May 11 2014 at 11:57 AM

Sound frequency creates levitation and is how the pyramids were created. This is another truth kept from the masses. Sound is a language...and a creative force

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dnmbear May 11 2014 at 11:56 AM

Simply amazing. Science is learning....and we thought we had this one all figured out. Wonder what else we don't know?

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Linda dnmbear May 11 2014 at 12:04 PM

I'm guessing we don't know Jack Schitt.

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tnana23boys Linda May 11 2014 at 12:13 PM

or any of his cousins!

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acmeme dnmbear May 11 2014 at 12:21 PM


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