Photo: Stonehenge Settlement Found: Builders' Homes, "Cult Houses"



Archaeologists' trenches reveal clay floors of Late Stone Age houses at Durrington Walls, occupied by the builders of Stonehenge.


The trench at upper right cuts across the remains of an avenue, composed of flint, broken bones, and pottery pieces. Some archaeologists theorize that people at Durrington used the road to travel to the nearby River Avon to deposit remains of their dead in the waters. The river connects Durrington to Stonehenge, which has a similar avenue linking it to the Avon.



Photograph by Adam Stanford/Aerial-Cam for National Geographic


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