Tuesday, July 28, 2015

skeleton

While we all know of Stone Henge, there are also many other henges in the world. Two of them, Marden and Wilsford henges, near Wiltshire, England, are being excavated as part of a 3-year cooperative effort between several historical and academic institutions. These two henges do not have huge stones anymore like their neighbor, Stone Henge, rather they consists now solely of large earth formations which are clearly man made in the middle of what has become farm country. A number of artifacts have already been found. Recent excavation at Wilsford henge found a 4,000 year old Bronze Age skeleton with a necklace of amber, probably a child's skeleton. Everyone is excited and hope tests will show the child lived nearby. Read more about it here http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-33643447

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