6,000-Year-Old Campsite Discovered at Stonehenge

By Gary Cutlack on at

A dig around Stonehenge in October has just had its carbon dating results back, with researchers claiming they've found a campsite some 6,000 years old just a mile and a half from the centre of the site.

Archaeologists from the University of Buckingham claim to have discovered the Mesolithic campsite, one that seems to rewrite the history of the area by suggesting it was inhabited thousands of years before previously thought.

Charcoal dated to 4,000 BC was found, along with "evidence of feasting" and some tools. As well as changing history, it may also affect today's road plans -- the possible Stonehenge tunnel as part of the A303 upgrade could pass through the site. [New Historian]

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