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Who was buried at Stonehenge?

  • Mike Parker Pearson (a1), Andrew Chamberlain (a1), Mandy Jay (a2), Peter Marshall (a3), Josh Pollard (a4), Colin Richards (a5), Julian Thomas (a5), Chris Tilley (a6) and Kate Welham (a7)...
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Stonehenge continues to surprise us. In this new study of the twentieth-century excavations, together with the precise radiocarbon dating that is now possible, the authors propose that the site started life in the early third millennium cal BC as a cremation cemetery within a circle of upright bluestones. Britain's most famous monument may therefore have been founded as the burial place of a leading family, possibly from Wales.

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