New henge found at Stonehenge

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by jeremy h, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Interesting bit of news here in the UK this morning. They've found evidence of a second (wooden) henge at Stonehenge.

    What I think is really interesting about this is that current thoughts about Neolithic monuments are all to do with stone being the domain of the ancestors and wood the domain of the living. It's thought that people would form processions between the two etc etc.

    The fly in the ointment is that places like Avebury have associated wooden henges but Stonehenge (on it's own) appeared to be at odds with all this. Well, now they've found a wooden henge there as well.

    (Mind you someone did suggest it might be the long lost visitors centre!;))
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Have they checked that they are not just props left by the Doctor Who production team?
     
  3. macrumors G3

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    Wasn't this already known? My (somewhat) fuzzy memory seems to recall that Time Team were there for 6 summers and found this, along with a ceremonial route, evidence of many, many structures (wooden and stone) and lots and lots of human remains in the immediate area surrounding Stonehenge.
     
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    :D

    You must concentrate, try to remember. It may just completely unearth it all back into existence!

    Oh I'm sorry, wrong meeting.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ha ha - very good. At least it wasn't the Spinal Tap one...

    As for Time Team - did they find an actual full henge? (Well all the post holes)? I can't remember either... (I thought it was the local work camp and an explanation of the ritual landscape?)
     
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    I suppose any evidence of a Strawhenge has long since been destroyed.
     
  7. macrumors G3

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    Wrong meeting? errr… how many do you actually go to??? :eek: ;)

    I thought they found evidence of the post holes in a circle, and outside of that circle they found human remains, I do remember the ceremonial walkway between the sites, and the theory that they'd built a dock on the nearby river etc.

    But like I said it's all rather fuzzy though. *strokes chin*
     
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    Has it ever been discovered what stonehenge was actually for?
     
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    Ask an Archaeoastronomist... :]

    When a group of people begin to grow plants (in order to have food for the group to survive), those people then need a good "calendar app".

    Stonehedge is hardly unique in this regard. Similar "calendar apps" have been found around the world, as built by various ancient cultures. For example: in Ohio (U.S.), another "Woodhenge" is currently being unearthed and examined by archaeologists, which was built by the Hopewell (circa A.D. 1 to 900) culture.
     
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    So, I guess Windows needs to update their XP background then, huh?
     
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    LOL, yeah. Doubt they'd do that though.
     

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