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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Stonehenge not created by Spinal Tap after all

The first excavation allowed inside Stonehenge since 1946 has brought some interesting new interpretations as to its purpose, and scientists have for the first time been able to carbon date the bluestones (there are two types of stones in the ring, sarsen being the other) as having been placed there about 2,300 BC, which is about 300 years later than originally thought.

Based on a variety of factors, the two professors in charge of the dig have concluded that Stonehenge was considered to be a place of healing. And then there's the mysterious “Amesbury Archer.” The BBC has an interesting article and two cool vids (especially the second).

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