One of Britain’s most famous landmarks dates back to 3000 BC and can still be found in the fields of Wiltshire today. Most archaeologists believe it was used as a cemetery for over 500 years, and some agree that it was of possible spiritual significance, due to the overall arrangement of the horseshoe aligned with the sunset of the winter solstice and the opposite sunrise of the summer solstice. But osteoarchaeologist Jackie McKinley offered an alternative theory during Discovery UK’s “The Secret Skeletons Beneath Stonehenge” after discovering a “very rare” piece of metal in a nearby grave.
She said: “We were in the very early stages of metalworking, these are very finely crafted items, to be able to have the technology and skills to make something so delicate and beautiful would have been considered. something quite magical.
“There were two graves within three meters of each other and I think the other man did the magic.
“I think he was the person who could make the changes from pieces of rock to objects of beauty.”
The narrator explained why this may change opinions on the use of Stonehenge.
He said: “Jackie is convinced that the two men were steelworkers who came to Stonehenge to manufacture and sell their precious metal products.
“For her, Stonehenge was more than a monument, it was a thriving hub for crafts and commerce.
“But Jackie has discovered something even more extraordinary.
“These ancient artisans had come a long way to settle in Stonehenge.”
The expert went on to detail how she discovered evidence of the origin of the builders of Stonehenge.
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“This discovery rewrites our understanding of the ancient world.
“4000 years ago, these two men traveled great distances on land and sea.”
Last year, experts built on this understanding.
The team of researchers published a study suggesting that the ancestors of the builders of the ancient monument traveled west across the Mediterranean before reaching Britain around 4000 BC.
They compared Neolithic human DNA found across Britain with that of people living at the same time in Europe.
According to their findings, the Neolithic people descended from Anatolia (modern Turkey) and moved to the Iberian Peninsula before heading north.
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This notice was published: 2021-04-21 18:20:00