Source: Brief synthesis The World Heritage property Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites is internationally important for its complexes of outstanding prehistoric monuments.
Stonehenge is the most architecturally sophisticated prehistoric stone circle in the world, while Avebury is the largest.
It's possible that some of the individuals were cremated elsewhere and then brought to Salisbury Plain to be buried at Stonehenge, the researchers said."The results emphasize the importance of inter-regional connections involving the movement of both materials and people in the construction and use of Stonehenge," Snoeck told Live Science. The new study is a "very significant piece of work," said Alasdair Whittle, an emeritus professor of archaeology at Cardiff University in the U. Going forward, it would be helpful to learn more about the dates over which this connectivity spread — for instance, "was it concentrated into one or two generations, or a relationship spread over a much longer period, as the paper (perhaps rather loosely) implies?
This photo shows Carn Goedog, the source of Stonehenge's spotted dolerite bluestones.
READ MORE: Dr Tom Booth, of the Natural History Museum said: “We looked at the genetic ancestry of human remains from both before and after 6,000 years ago – so some dating to the Mesolithic and some to the Neolithic – to see if we can characterise any changes.“As soon as these Neolithic cultures start to arrive, we see a big change in the ancestry of the British population.
The ancient people weren't just from different places; they were cremated with wood from different types of trees, Snoeck and his colleagues found.source: UNESCO/ERI Description is available under license CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0 Stonehenge en Avebury in Wiltshire behoren tot de meest bekende megalithische monumenten ter wereld.De twee heiligdommen bestaan uit cirkels van menhirs gerangschikt in een patroon waarvan de astronomische betekenis nog wordt onderzocht.The World Heritage property comprises two areas of Chalkland in southern Britain within which complexes of Neolithic and Bronze Age ceremonial and funerary monuments and associated sites were built.Each area contains a focal stone circle and henge and many other major monuments.Over an exhausting 10 years, Dr Paulson created a "megalith evolution" using radiocarbon dating of more than 2,000 historic sites across Europe.She revealed: ”We have thus been able to demonstrate that the earliest megaliths originated in northwest France and spread along the sea routes of the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts in three successive principal phases.”READ MORE: So although this group of ancient people may not have built Stonehenge, they probably inspired those people who did go on to build it.Ces lieux sacrés et les divers sites néolithiques proches sont des témoins irremplaçables de la préhistoire.Description is available under license CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0 يعدّ ستونهنج وأفيبوري في ويلتشاير من المجمعات المغليثية الأشهر عالمياً وهما ضريحان مؤلفان من دوائر من المنهير (النصب الصخرية العمودية) المرتّبة وفق نظام يحمل معاني فلكية لم يتم فهمها بعد.And if this is the case, then the maritime skills, trade and culture will have been far more advanced than previously thought.Stonehenge is among the most recent megaliths constructed, likely around 2,500 B. This latest research contradicts earlier theories suggesting Stonehenge could have originated in the Near East or even possibly independently.