MINI-STONEHENGE PICTURES: Prehistoric Crematorium?

MINI-STONEHENGE PICTURES: Prehistoric Crematorium?
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Standing in some of the prehistoric holes where four-ton stones rose at Bluestonehenge roughly 5,000 years ago, members of the Stonehenge River Project archaeology team form a semicircle amid hard-angled excavation plots in late 2009.

The circle of an estimated 25 bluestones was surrounded by a henge—an earthwork with a ditch and bank.

Made from a hard dolerite rock, the megaliths had been hewn from ancient quarries in the Preseli Mountains of Wales, 150 miles (240 kilometers) away, University of Sheffield archaeologist Mike Parker Pearson said in a statement. The manpower and logistics required to transport the stones suggests they had deep significance to ancient Britons, experts say.
— Photograph courtesy Adam Stanford/Aerial-Cam
 
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