Stonehenge birthdate discovered by archaeologists – Telegraph: “Before the project it was believed the first stone circle dated from between 2600 BC and 2400 BC. The new testing has rounded this down to between 2400BC and 2200 BC – and a more precise date is expected by the end of the project.
‘We told the world we were going to date Stonehenge. That was a risk, but I was always confident,’ said Prof Darvill.
Experts said the new discovery was a major milestone in the history of Britain’s most famous monument.
Dr Simon Thurley, the chief executive of English Heritage – which maintains Stonehenge – described the dig as ‘tremendously exciting’.
He said: ‘The bluestones hold the key to understanding the purpose and meaning of Stonehenge.”
(Via The Telegraph.)