Amazing discovery: Huge shafts near Stonehenge found

archaeologists have discovered a 4,500-year-old prehistoric circle formation in the vicinity of Stonehenge in England. Researchers at several universities have

Amazing discovery: Huge shafts near Stonehenge found

archaeologists have discovered a 4,500-year-old prehistoric circle formation in the vicinity of Stonehenge in England. Researchers at several universities have revealed "20 or more massive prehistoric shafts with a diameter of more than ten meters and a depth of five meters," said the University of St. Andrews on Monday. It was probably one of the largest prehistoric structures in great Britain.

The Neolithic circle, about three kilometers from the prehistoric site of Stonehenge, have a diameter of more than two kilometers, the statement said. It will be assumed that the Formation should highlight in the Neolithic period, the boundaries of a sacred area.

it is Believed that the shafts were used as the bounds of a hallowed district with an area of three square kilometers, in which the once-made of wood poles existing Monument of Woodhenge is located. Both is only a few kilometres from the famous stone circles of Stonehenge.

Nick Snashall, a for the world heritage sites of Stonehenge and Avebury competent archaeologist, spoke of an "amazing discovery", which "offer a new insight into the life and Beliefs of our Neolithic ancestors".

The discovery, according to the British "Guardian" so exceptional because they provided the first evidence that the early inhabitants of Britain, mainly farming communities, have developed a method for Counting. In order to construct a building of this size with such a precisely positioned elements in regular intervals, was the Count of hundreds of steps is required.

The discovery was made by a Team of archaeologists of different British universities, by field work and special analyses. Among other things, researchers at the universities of St. Andrews, Birmingham, Warwick and Glasgow were involved.

Updated Date: 22 June 2020, 14:19

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