Stonehenge: People visited the site of the monument thousands of years before it was built

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Archaeological work at Blick Mead, a site near Stonehenge, reveals that people were visiting the site thousands of years before the monument was built



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27 April 2022

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The region around Stonehenge in the UK may have been important to people long before the monument was built

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The area surrounding Stonehenge, UK, may have acquired enormous significance for Stone Age humans thousands of years before the famous monument was built, suggest archaeologists working at a nearby site called Blick Mead.

The Stonehenge monument was built between 3000 and 2000 BC. It is a ring of standing stones, surrounded by an earth bank and ditch.

Lying more than a kilometre to the east of Stonehenge is Blick Mead, the …



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