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David Jacques with part of the pelvis of an Aurochs. Vespasian’s Camp on Salisbury Plain,a potentially game-changing site for understanding of the Stonehenge landscape.he oldest settlement in the Stonehenge area by far, with the longest time depth of use – an incredible c.3000 years (radiocarbon dated to 7500-4750 BC). It looks very likely that we have found the community which put up the first monuments at Stonehenge: the 9th-7th millennia BC pine posts found beneath the Stonehenge carpark.

David Jacques with part of the pelvis of an Aurochs. Vespasian’s Camp on Salisbury Plain,a potentially game-changing site for understanding of the Stonehenge landscape.he oldest settlement in the Stonehenge area by far, with the longest time depth of use – an incredible c.3000 years (radiocarbon dated to 7500-4750 BC). It looks very likely that we have found the community which put up the first monuments at Stonehenge: the 9th-7th millennia BC pine posts found beneath the Stonehenge carpark.

Cherchen Man is a mummy discovered in the Taklamakan Desert, in western China

The Giant’s revelations

Cherchen Man is a mummy discovered in the Taklamakan Desert, in western China

Viking combs

Viking combs

Six pagan Saxon skeletons unearthed at a housing development site just a few miles from Stonehenge  The discoveries, which also include round barrows dating back to the Bronze Age 4,000 years ago, were unearthed at a development site in Amesbury, Wiltshire. Five skeletons were arrayed around a small circular ditch, with the grave of a sixth skeleton in the centre. Beads, a shale bracelet and other gravegoods suggest the findings are Pagan.

Six pagan Saxon skeletons unearthed at a housing development site just a few miles from Stonehenge The discoveries, which also include round barrows dating back to the Bronze Age 4,000 years ago, were unearthed at a development site in Amesbury, Wiltshire. Five skeletons were arrayed around a small circular ditch, with the grave of a sixth skeleton in the centre. Beads, a shale bracelet and other gravegoods suggest the findings are Pagan.

"MeZolith" revolves around a year in the life of Poika - an adolescent Mesolithic boy. Set in what is now North East Yorkshire, 10,000 years ago before Britain became an island, stories of a small tribe's daily struggle for survival are interwoven with some of humankind's most ancient myths, fairytales and legend. (Ben Haggarty and Adam Brockbank)

"MeZolith" revolves around a year in the life of Poika - an adolescent Mesolithic boy. Set in what is now North East Yorkshire, 10,000 years ago before Britain became an island, stories of a small tribe's daily struggle for survival are interwoven with some of humankind's most ancient myths, fairytales and legend. (Ben Haggarty and Adam Brockbank)

Ship Stones in Gannarve, Gotland. Image: Jerzy Kociatkiewicz   (Flickr, used under a CC BY-SA 3.0)      In the middle of the Bronze Age, around 1000 BCE, the quantity of metal artefacts traded in the Baltic Sea region increased dramatically. Around that same time, a new type of monument appeared along the coasts; stones set on edge and arranged in the form of ships, built by the maritime culture involved in that same metal trade.

Ship Stones in Gannarve, Gotland. Image: Jerzy Kociatkiewicz (Flickr, used under a CC BY-SA 3.0) In the middle of the Bronze Age, around 1000 BCE, the quantity of metal artefacts traded in the Baltic Sea region increased dramatically. Around that same time, a new type of monument appeared along the coasts; stones set on edge and arranged in the form of ships, built by the maritime culture involved in that same metal trade.

Divers found nearly 2,000 pieces of gold off the Israeli coast of Caesarea, on 18 February.  These relics have more than 1,000 years, according to authorities.

Divers found nearly 2,000 pieces of gold off the Israeli coast of Caesarea, on 18 February. These relics have more than 1,000 years, according to authorities.

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a Thracian carriage and two horses that appear to have been buried upright

The mysterious remains of 2,500-year-old horses and a carriage

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a Thracian carriage and two horses that appear to have been buried upright

Photo published June 9, 2015 by the Ministry of Culture of Peruvian pre-Columbian mud clay figurine found in northern Peru (Photo /afp.com)

Photo published June 9, 2015 by the Ministry of Culture of Peruvian pre-Columbian mud clay figurine found in northern Peru (Photo /afp.com)

Salisbury Plain is renowned for its spectacular Neolithic monuments, but decades of research have found few traces of earlier activity in the Stonehenge landscape. Now the discovery of the plain’s oldest residential site has uncovered evidence of 9,000 years of ritual and domestic activity, beginning three millennia before Stonehenge was built, as David Jacques, Tom Phillips, and Tom Lyons explained.

Salisbury Plain is renowned for its spectacular Neolithic monuments, but decades of research have found few traces of earlier activity in the Stonehenge landscape. Now the discovery of the plain’s oldest residential site has uncovered evidence of 9,000 years of ritual and domestic activity, beginning three millennia before Stonehenge was built, as David Jacques, Tom Phillips, and Tom Lyons explained.

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