Stonehenge occupied 5,000 years earlier than previously thought

Published on April 26th, 2013 | by Admin

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Archaeologists have unearthed a Mesolithic settlement, dating back to 7,500 B.C., whose people may have been responsible for setting up the first wooden posts at Stonehenge.

“The whole landscape is full of prehistoric monuments and it is extraordinary in a way that this has been such a blind spot for so long archaeologically,” he said.

“But in 1999 a group of student friends and myself started to survey this area of Amesbury.”

The site, which contains a natural spring, is the nearest source of fresh water to Stonehenge.

And Mr Jacques, with the theory it may have been a water supply for early man, believed there could be pristine and ancient archaeology waiting to be discovered.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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