Bronze Age tradition of keeping human remains uncovered

Experts say the tradition of commemorating the dead is "inconceivably macabre" by today's standards.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 31, 2020 ~2 min

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Mystery of origin of Stonehenge megaliths solved

Archaeologists have pinpointed the source of the stones to an area 15 miles north of the site.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 29, 2020 ~3 min

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Comet captured streaking across Stonehenge night sky

Comet Neowise has been spotted by stargazers across the UK as it heads past Earth.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 12, 2020 ~1 min

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Stonehenge: Neolithic monument found near sacred site

Experts believe the find is more than 4,500 years old and marked a boundary near to the sacred site.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 22, 2020 ~3 min

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Scotland's crannogs are older than Stonehenge

Used for building homes on lochs, the artificial islands were previously thought to date from the Iron Age.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 13, 2019 ~2 min

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Stonehenge: DNA reveals origin of builders

The ancestors of the people who built Stonehenge travelled west across the Mediterranean to get to Britain.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
April 15, 2019 ~5 min

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Stonehenge was 'hub for Britain's earliest mass parties'

The variety of pig bones found suggest people travelled a long way for the feasts, researchers say.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
March 13, 2019 ~2 min

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