Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Stonehenge yields 6,300 years of secrets

THE NEW YORK TIMES
By Kenneth Chang

UNITED KINGDOM---Stonehenge has captivated generation after generation. About 6,300 years ago, a tree here toppled over. For the ancients in this part of southern England, it created a prime real estate opportunity — next to a spring and near attractive hunting grounds. Last month, in the latest excavation at a site known as Blick Mead, Mr. Jacques and his team dug a trench 40 feet long, 23 feet wide and 5 feet deep, examining this structure and its surroundings. They found a hearth with chunks of heat-cracked flint, pieces of bone, flakes of flint used for arrowheads and cutting tools, and ocher pods that may have been used as a pigment. [link]
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