The Stonehenge Circle, a megalithic monument, is famous. It is about five thousand years old. It was just discovered that it could have been part of a larger monument. 20 or more massive prehistoric monoliths have been found. They have a diameter of more than ten meters and a depth of five meters. There are new stone circles near Stonehenge.
Move in a circle
These stone posts form a circle with a diameter of more than two kilometers. ANDIt encloses an area of more than three square kilometers around the fence of the Durrington Walls. It is one of the largest megalithic monuments in Britain. The discovery is Neolithic, they were excavated more than 4,500 years ago. It is the time when the Durrington walls were built.
Dr. Richard Bates is from the Faculty of Earth Sciences at the University of St. Andrews. He he said in a statement: «See what is not seen! Remote sensing and careful sampling give us an insight into the past. It shows an even more complex society than we can imagine. Clearly refined practices show that people were in harmony with natural events. “
Tim Kinnaird, also from St. Andrews, said: “Sediment fillings contain a rich and fascinating archive of previously unknown environmental information. We can describe the Stonehenge landscape of the past 4,000 years.
Not that big
Archaeologists believe that the monoliths served as a boundary to a sacred area. The Neolithic period is characterized by the development of richly decorated ritual structures and enclosures. Sometimes they were as big as Stonehenge. But no comparable prehistoric structure in Britain covers an area as large as the circle of stone masts in Durrington. The structure is currently unique.
The border appears to have been deliberately designed to include an earlier prehistoric monument: the Larkhill Causeway Enclosure. This site was built over 1,500 years before the Durrington Stone Circle. This distance of more than 800 meters between the site and the previous site appears to determine the placement of the stone posts around Durrington.
This implies that the UK’s first residents used a counting system to track their placement. The evidence for such careful planning to such an extent is unexpected.
The circuitry inscribed by these contributions reflects an important cosmological connection between these two ritual places. The large holes they were in were dug to record what must have been an important sacred border. The presence of such massive features led people to the religious sites within the district. The new stone circles near Stonehenge could also have been a warning: “You cannot cross this limit.”