Stonehenge ‘history reshaped’ after mass burial find suggested site was ‘elite cemetery’ | Science | News
England‘s most famous stone circle has long since captivated the imaginations of millions around the world. Earlier this year, researchers came a step closer to solving the mystery behind the man-made rock formation after uncovering the remains of the Waun Main site in Pembrokeshire’s Preseli Hills, southwest Wales. It soon proved to be one of Britain’s biggest and oldest stone circles, and could be the original building blocks of Stonehenge.
Researchers believe the stones could have been dismantled and rebuilt 150 miles away on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, where the structure stands today and has stood, it is believed, since as far back as 3000 BC.
This came as a breakthrough, yet archaeologists are still not fully sure what purpose Stonehenge served.
There is strong evidence, however, that it was used as a burial site, with remains from an excavation just a few miles away and at the site itself explored during the Smithsonian channel’s documentary, ‘Secrets: Stonehenge Mystery’,…