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Reactions divided on tunnel underneath Stonehenge

Reactions are divided regarding a proposal to dig a tunnel under Stonehenge to bury the A303. Reaction to the government’s announcement of proposals to bury the A303 under Stonehenge in a tunnel is deeply split among archaeologists and conservation groups, some regarding it as a historic victory, others as a disaster

Did Stonehenge’s stones make sounds?

A group of researchers in London are hypothesizing that Stonehenge's stones may have been chosen because of the sounds they produce when struck. Researchers from the Royal College of Art in London have found that some of the monument’s rocks possess unusual acoustic properties; when struck, they make a loud, clanging

Volunteers rebuild Neolithic Stonehenge homes

Volunteers have banded together to re-create the "bright and airy" homes of those who built Stonehenge. The "bright and airy" Neolithic homes are closely based on archaeological remains of houses, discovered just over a mile away from Stonehenge. Dated to about the same time as the large sarsen stones were being erected,

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

Stonehenge quarry site found

Archaeologists believe they have identified the quarry where Stonehenge's bluestones came from. Since the 1920s much of the work in Preseli has focused on a spot known as Carn Meini. Now researchers are claiming that in fact the Stonehenge bluestones actually came from Carn Goedog – almost a mile away. Richard Bevins,

Stonehenge occupied 5,000 years earlier than previously thought

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

Stone Henge builders came from all across Britain

New research shows that as many as 4,000 people from all across Britain came to help construct Stonehenge. This is astounding when you consider that the population of Britain at the time was only in the tens of thousands. Researchers from University College London said their findings overturned what was thought

Stonehenge construction timeline revised

New research suggests that the massive sandstone horseshoe at Stonehenge was erected more than 4,600 years ago, while the smaller bluestones were set up at a later date, challenging the notion that the bluestones were raised first. "The sequence proposed for the site is really the wrong way around," said study