Skip to comments.Dig unearths evidence of Neolithic partying
Posted on 09/11/2006 9:16:22 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
A team of 100 archaeologists, from various universities around Britain, along with Wessex Archaeology, has been carrying out excavations as part of the seven-year Riverside Project at Woodhenge, Durrington Walls and Stonehenge Cursus to find out more about the sites and their links with Stonehenge in the 26th Century BC... Professor of archaeology at Sheffield University Mike Parker- Pearson is leading the dig: "I think our most exciting discovery is the ceremonial avenue which leads from Durrington Walls to the river." ...The road, which formed an avenue aligned on the Midsummer Solstice sunset, suggested that Durrington Walls and Woodhenge were connected to Stonehenge by their avenues and the river Avon... The team has now found remains of five Neolithic houses at Durrington Walls, one of which is the first ever seen with a perfectly preserved floor. The discoveries they have made so far suggest that Durrington Walls was the site of feasting and partying and Stonehenge was a side chapel for the ancestors. They have also found a stone monument that is a symbol of a house, called a cove, at Woodhenge that was missed in an excavation in 1926.
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Time to party like it's 6499 B.C.
Hey, I think this is the first time I wound up with consecutive topics.
Personally, I think that Stonehenge was really just a drinking establishment. :')
More for doing shrooms---Stoned & Unhinged
The map indicates the known Neolithic long barrows (circled in red) which are within sight of the Cursus and also shows the Bronze Age round barrows. All 10 of the 10 long barrows within sight of the Stonehenge Cursus are aligned on either the western end or the eastern end of the cursus which proves that these long barrows post-date the building of the cursus. Therefore, it was the building of the cursus which prompted the subsequent positioning of these long barrows. The Cursus was built about 5300 years ago. An explanation for the design and location of the Stonehenge Cursus which accords with known archaeological and scientific data and anthropological research is given in the book Stonehenge: The Secret of the Solstice whose details are on the books page.
What alignment? From your drawing, it looks pretty random.
I report, you decide! Maybe that sentence should simply read 'on either side of'?
Neolithic = Stoned Age???
Just updating the GGG info, not sending a general distribution.
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