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No Evidence of Standing Stones Found at Durrington Walls

Friday, August 12, 2016

England Durrington WallsWILTSHIRE, ENGLAND—BBC News reports that the excavation of two possible features at Durrington Walls has failed to uncover evidence of a stone “Superhenge.” A survey conducted last year with ground-penetrating radar detected underground anomalies thought to represent more than 100 buried stones lying on their sides. But the excavation team uncovered two pits for wooden posts. “They have got ramps at the sides to lower posts into,” said Nicola Snashall, a member of the excavation team. She thinks a timber monument may have been raised at the site, which is located about two miles away from Stonehenge, when the Neolithic settlement there went out of use. The timbers were eventually removed. “The top was then filled in with chalk rubble and then the giant henge bank was raised over the top,” she explained. For more, go to "Quarrying Stonehenge."

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