Thursday, May 29, 2008
In other recent findings at Stonehenge and adjacent sites, archaeologists uncovered a piece of a red deer antler that was apparently used as a pick for digging. It was found in what is known as the Stonehenge Greater Cursus, a cigar-shaped ditched enclosure nearly two miles long, and is thought to have a sacred significance.
Julian Thomas, an archaeologist at the University of Manchester who led this investigation, said the antler was dated at 3630 to 3375 B.C. That puts the cursus about 1,000 years before the large stones were erected, meaning, he said, that “this landscape maintains its significance over a long period of time.”
:: posted by David, 3:43 PM