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Large sinkhole found near Stonehenge


Archaeologists working 15 miles from Stonehenge at a Neolithic temple complex have discovered a large sand and clay sinkhole that may contain ancient plant material.

Dr Helen Wickstead said the find was completely unexpected and had initially confused the team digging on the farmland. This is the sixth year of the project at Damerham, about 15 miles from Stonehenge, with four areas of the temple complex excavated during the summer. The surprise came in the largest of the openings, approximately 40 metres long, where careful extractions revealed a layer of uncharacteristic orange sand and clay. Typically the archaeological survey would involve mapping and cataloguing such finds as bone, pottery and tool-making waste fragments.

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Story: Kingston University London | Story: Kingston University London

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