After 10 years of archaeological investigations, researchers have concluded that Stonehenge was built as a monument to unify the peoples of Britain, after a long period of conflict and regional difference between eastern and western Britain.
Its stones are thought to have symbolized the ancestors of different groups of earliest farming communities in Britain, with some stones coming from southern England and others from west Wales.
The teams, from the universities of Sheffield, Manchester, Southampton, Bournemouth and University College London, all working on the Stonehenge Riverside Project (SRP), explored not just Stonehenge and its landscape but also the wider social and economic context of the monument's main stages of construction around 3,000 BC and 2,500 BC.
Fairytale or not?
Lateralman wrote:Okay I will look at that again.
They were probably dealing with a lot of trade from overseas and had to make an impression. A beach hut built out of driftwood wouldn’t do that.
They may have all been wiped out or taken as slaves therefore leaving no evidence of human occupation.
Lateralman wrote:They may have tossed their dead into the river or put them on raised platforms for wild animals to dispose of.
After all, we are talking about a long period most artefacts avidly collected if they held any religious significance.
Lateralman wrote:In addition, these ancient monuments must have influenced any early castle building architects wandering about after that period. Perhaps you will find some of the missing stones built into nearby castle walls, included by blokes such as Merlin, because of their imaginary 'place of worship' magical properties.
Lateralman wrote:Hey Mr Lloyd, if any of the missing stones from Stonehenge were found to be built into a nearby castle, then I have just realised that could reveal that the castle was once known as Camelot!
To located nearby appear to be good contenders.
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