Tag Archives: Neolithic

Teenage Girl’s Grave Found Near Neolithic Henge in England

The burial of a teenage girl has been discovered by archaeologists in Kent England, near a neolithic henge site. The graves of two other women (in their 20s and 30s) were also located near the site. Archaeologists are excited about the find as no other hedges have been found in Southeast England.

To learn more about this find, see this article on Discovery News or this article on MSNBC.

Tomb Found at Stonehenge Quarry Site

Archaeologists have recently uncovered a Tomb at the Quarry site for the stones used to construct Stonehenge. The Neolithic grave is adjacent to a ceremonial center located at the quarry (identified in 2008).

“The important thing is that we have a ceremonial monument here that is earlier than the passage grave… We have obviously got a very important person who may have been responsible for the impetus for these stones to be transported… It can be compared directly with the first Stonehenge, so for the first time we have a direct link between Carn Menyn – where the bluestones came from – and Stonehenge, in the form of this ceremonial monument.” Prof. Wainwright

To learn more about this finding, see the article at BBC.