The feasting habits of ancient builders of Stonehenge
Published on December 22nd, 2009 | by Admin2
At the time of the Winter Solstice, experts believe people would have brought livestock with them to Stonehenge for a solstice feast.
Initial research suggests the animals were brought considerable distances to the ceremonial site at this time of year.
The original Stonehenge Riverside project, which strengthened the idea that nearby Durrington Walls was part of the Stonehenge complex, yielded a surprisingly wide range of material ranging from ancient tools to animal remains.
“One of the unforeseen outcomes (of the Stonehenge Riverside Project) is the vast quantity of new material – flint tools, animal bones, pottery, plant remains, survey data, and chemical samples – which now needs analyzing,” explained Professor Parker Pearson.