Amesbury could explain the location of Stonehenge

Amesbury could explain the location of Stonehenge


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A group of archaeologists is carrying out an Important excavation in Wiltshire, Unitary Authority in South West England. This site is very important as it is hoped that it could explain why the famous British Neolithic monument Stonehenge was built where it is. In addition, such is the importance of the site that experts also hope to confirm the English town of the county of Wiltshire, Amesbury as the oldest settlement in the UK.

The site already has the largest collection of cooked stones and animal bones in northwestern Europe. The excavation at Amesbury is going to run into the week that well, specifically until October 25th.

Andy Rhind-Tutt of the Amesbury Museum said “Amesbury predates Stonehenge, dated by as much as 5,000 years, and in Rhind-Tutt's words, “it could go a long way to explain why Stonehenge is where it is.”. «No one could have built Stonehenge without there being something really special about the area. There must have been something there beforehand and Amesbury might as well be, becoming one of the largest Mesolithic sites in the country.Rhind-Tutt added.

The team of experts and archaeologists are looking for pieces, fragments, pieces ... in short, vestiges that are related to societies of 10,000 years ago.

«In previous excavations, they have found evidence of settlements up to 7,596 BC, such as the tusk of a wild boar. But they are not at the bottom of the trench yet. Thatcham near Newbury in Berkshire is proving to be the UK's oldest permanent settlement, but if Amesbury has more evidence it will become the oldest site. To this day, it is only 104 years away from being the oldest«Rhind-Tutt continues to explain.

Although at the moment that qualification of "oldest siteIt boasts, the archaeological site of Thatcham, located 66 km from Amesbury. There, there are very well preserved remains of a Mesolithic settlement dating back to 7,700 BC.

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