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It turns out that a large number of crannogs, manmade islands in Scottish lochs made by basically piling rocks in the water until you have stacked enough of them atop the pile to stick up out of the lake, date back further than expected. Given that doing amazing things with big rocks was something of a national pastime in Neolithic Britain, this is less surprising to me than it probably should be. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Science, Guns, History, Tam, Neolithic Britain

Gigantic Circular Structure Found Near Stonehenge

A surprisingly large pit structure has been discovered around Durrington Walls Henge, which is less than 2 miles away from Stonehenge. Dated at 4,500 years old, it’s the biggest prehistoric structure ever found in Britain.Read more...
Tags: Science, Britain, Stonehenge, Neolithic Britain, Prehistoric Monuments, Durrington Walls Henge

Ancient Britons Traveled Hundreds of Miles to Attend Pork Fests at Stonehenge

Prehistoric Britons traveled impressive distances to attend celebrations at monumental sites like Stonehenge, according to new research. Incredibly, many of them brought their pigs along with them for the journey—an impressive feat, considering some participants came from hundreds of miles away. Read more...
Tags: Science, Stonehenge, Paleontology, Human Migration, Isotopes, Paleoarchaeology, Party Like Its 1999 Bc, Neolithic Britain, Neolithic Period