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Stonehenge (Stone Circle) — News

Summer solstice: How the Stonehenge battles faded


An interesting read for those who weren't there and a previous 'lively' topic for discussion on TMA.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-27405147

Happisburgh — News

Earliest footprints outside Africa discovered in Norfolk


Scientists have discovered the earliest evidence of human footprints outside of Africa, on the Norfolk Coast in the East of England.

More Here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26025763

Surrey — News

Ancient site hope after airborne scanner used in Surrey


...an archaeological survey near Haslemere may have revealed an ancient hill fort and burial mound.

More here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-26006992

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Scientists have shed light on what ancient Europeans looked like


Genetic tests reveal that a hunter-gatherer who lived 7,000 years ago had the unusual combination of dark skin and hair and blue eyes.

More here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25885519

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The Preseli Mountains — News

Another piece in Stonehenge rock source puzzle


Research to be published this month may bring us a step closer to understanding how bluestones from Pembrokeshire ended up at Stonehenge.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-25004282

(I wasn't sure whether this should go under Stoneheange or not)

Stonehenge and its Environs — News

New Devizes galleries celebrate Stonehenge’s gold rush


HUNDREDS of treasures from the golden age of Stonehenge went on permanent display this week for the first time.

Worth a visit I think.

More here:
http://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/towns/chippenhamheadlines/10741875.New_Devizes_galleries_celebrate_Stonehenge___s_gold_rush/

Ancient pathway uncovered during works at Stonehenge


An ancient ceremonial pathway linking Stonehenge and the nearby River Avon has been unearthed during work to close the road alongside the monument.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-24077080

Stonehenge bone display endorsed by English Heritage governors


A proposal to display human remains at Stonehenge has been endorsed by English Heritage governors, despite a druid's legal challenge.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-24055516

Flag Fen (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — News

Flag Fen Bronze Age boats older than was first thought


Another update on Flag Fen:

Eight Bronze Age boats discovered in a deep Cambridgeshire quarry are much older than it was first thought, carbon-dating research has revealed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-23974518

Devon — News

Ipplepen Iron Age settlement 'one of most significant' finds


An Iron Age settlement unearthed in Devon has been described as one of the most important finds of its kind.

More Here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-23733741

Stonehenge and its Environs — News

New Stonehenge tourist attraction planned in Wiltshire


Plans have been unveiled for another Stonehenge stone circle to be built in Wiltshire using different-coloured stones from around the world.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-23094202

Stonehenge road closes permanently


Work to permanently close a main road running alongside Stonehenge has started.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-23026522

The Long Man of Wilmington (Hill Figure) — News

Long Man of Wilmington to get scout restoration


A 235ft (72m) chalk carving cut into the hillside near Eastbourne in East Sussex is to be restored by scouts.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-22732907

Stonehenge and its Environs — News

Druid calls for fake human remains to be displayed at Stonehenge


A druid leader is calling for fake, rather than real, human remains to be put on display at Stonehenge.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-22438232

Old Sarum (Hillfort) — News

Neolithic huts built at Old Sarum by English Heritage


Three Neolithic-style huts have been built at Old Sarum to learn more about how the builders of Stonehenge lived:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-22424880

Stonehenge (Stone Circle) — News

Chance to tour Stonehenge visitor centre


THE new Stonehenge visitor centre is taking shape, and Wiltshire residents are being invited to take a tour of the site at Airman’s Corner

http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/10370784.Chance_to_tour_Stonehenge_visitor_centre/

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Making of Europe unlocked by DNA


DNA sequenced from nearly 40 ancient skeletons has shed light on the complex prehistoric events that shaped modern European populations.

More...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22252099

Stonehenge (Stone Circle) — News

Stonehenge builders travelled from far, say researchers


Thousands of people came from across Britain to help build Stonehenge, experts investigating the origins of the monument have said.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21724084

The Ridgeway (Ancient Trackway) — Links

Race To The Stones


Take on the epic challenge of 100km on foot along the oldest path in Britain

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