Scientists from UK and Austria have discovered a major ceremonial monument less than a kilometer from Stonehenge. Per the article:

"Professor Gaffney says: “This finding is remarkable. It will completely change the way we think about the landscape around Stonehenge. “People have tended to think that as Stonehenge reached its peak it was the paramount monument, existing in splendid isolation. This discovery is completely new and extremely important in how we understand Stonehenge and its landscape.”

The project has brought together the most sophisticated geophysics team ever to be engaged in a single archaeological project in Britain.

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-henge-stonehenge.html

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Didn't they discover another wooden henge a few months ago around Stonehenge? Is this a second wooden henge next to Stonehenge or are they talking about the same one?

Here is more on the July find which was described as a feasting area.

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2010/jul/22/stonehenge-new-discovery

 

I am not so sure its the same one. The scientists are supposed to be on a three year search which started around July. It doesn't make sense that the same find would be current news on January 31.

Below is the phys.org coverage of the July discovery. It suggests that the discovery was per scans of the area (evidently by ground penatrating radar). The current article (also by phys.org) is probably about the discovery in unearthed condition.

http://www.physorg.com/news199027267.html

Watching this story unfold tantalizes my imagination. These primitive people, knew enough to build sites aligned with the sun, able to organize huge stones such such as Stonehenge, and now we to begin to find evidence of the human activity that inspired these treasures.
These constructions reveal the power of people working together toward a common goal. From Egypt, England, the Americas, Asia, all these primitive cultures focused on creating something bigger than themselves. Is it possible to see beyond religion and deism to the wonder of the earth, the Milky Way, and the entire universe and recognize each one of us gets to participate in this reality?
http://www.physorg.com/news188147461.html
Probing Question: How and why was Stonehenge built?
Lots of bored Druids.
Let me think about that for a minute. They had to build their shelters from raw materials around them, care for farm animals for milk and eggs and protein, had to grow gardens without the use of tools other than sticks or primitive equipment, had to dig wells and carry water to wherever, had to develop methods of sanitation (did they dig latrines?), had to prepare for winter food and heat, had to hunt with sticks and stones, had to care for the young, elderly and infirm, and on top of all that, build these beautiful structures. Why?
It is quite old now - However I saw a documentary; I believe on Discovery Channel about a year ago ( I had it recorded / saved until I canceled Direct TV ) that was quite in depth. It showed how they would have moved each rock, positioned them and the amazing amount of time it would have taken. Its probably available to watch somewhere and can be googled.

Also don't forget they had to fight of rival clans; lets face it if your the guys dragging rocks through the woods - your probably not known as being the most ferocious clan around.
Human history has interesting twists and turns. Thanks for the lead, Robert.
woot, :dream: what would I do if I was part of the project.. :pop: I would start drawing symetrical diagrams oround the stonhenge site using the new henge site as a verticie.. :yeah: as if the new henge was part of a larger time keeping piece, that's my guess! Like the astro charts of the Mayans! :woot:
What does "woot", ":dream", ":pop", ":yeah:" and ":woot:" mean?

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