Prehistoric teen’s remains found in newly discovered henge
Published on October 25th, 2011 | by Admin0
The discovery of the 17-year-old’s grave — along with a unique prehistoric pot inside of a ringed ditch near two other women — strengthens the idea that important death-related rituals took place at many of these mysterious ancient monuments when they were first erected.
“What is becoming clear is that with a series of major excavations in Kent linked to road and rail works, and new aerial photography, there are many circular earthworks that look part barrow and part henge, and like the one fully excavated example at Ringlemere (Kent), some of these may be both,” said archaeologist Mike Pitts, publisher of British Archaeology, where a summary of the recent finds appears
Story: Jennifer Viegas | Photo: Archaeological Field School