Archaeologists led by the University of Bradford have discovered what may be one of the largest prehistoric sites in the United Kingdom near Stonehenge.
Study results have been published in Internet Archeology. According to a report in Science daily, A two km wide ring of prehistoric ‘shafts’ up to 10 meters and 5 meters deep has been discovered in Darrington Walls around the famous site of ‘Super Hang’ and Woodhenge.
Researchers say the structures have been carbon-dated to around 2,500 BCE.
Stonehenge was built between 3,000 BCE and 1,600 BCE and is one of Britain’s most popular tourist attractions. Image courtesy: Wikipedia
According to archaeologists, the enclosure of the shaft may have been a border around Heng in Durrington, which could have guided people towards religious sites and warned others not to cross the border.
Vince Gaffney, president of the School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences, at the Faculty of Life Sciences Said in a statement The area around Stonehenge is one of the most studied archaeological landscapes on Earth, “It is notable that the application of the new technology may still lead to the discovery of such a vast prehistoric structure, comparable to any currently known The form is quite large. The prehistoric monument that we know of in Britain, at least. ”
Professor Gaffney stated in the statement that when the pits were first noted, it was thought that they could be natural features. However, using geophysical surveys under the Stonehenge Hidden Landscape Project, researchers can connect the dots and find that there is a large-scale pattern.
According to a report in USA Today The site is located one kilometer north-east of Stonehenge, which was built between 3,000 BCE and 1,600 BCE and is one of Britain’s most popular tourist attractions.
The report cited Nick Snuschel, the National Trust archaeologist at Stonehenge and the Avebury World Heritage Site, saying the discovery allowed researchers “to write a new chapter in the story of the Stonehenge landscape.”
Sneschel said that Durrington Walls is the key to unlock the story of the Stonehenge landscape.
The Guardian report While Stonehenge was deployed in relation to Salphy, according to Gaffney, the newly discovered spherical figure suggests “a vast cosmological statement and the need to inscribe it into the Earth itself.”
According to him, Stonehenge has a clear connection to the passage of season and time, but Durrington Shafts has “cosmological significance”.