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2010-09-29 06:10:00

Chemical tests on teeth from an ancient burial site containing the 3,550-year-old remains of a teenage boy wearing a unique necklace unearthed near Stonehenge indicate that the person buried there grew up around the Mediterranean Sea. The conclusions come from analysis of different forms of oxygen and strontium in the tooth enamel of the remains. A previous skeleton unearthed near Stonehenge was analyzed and was found to also be a migrant to the area. The "Boy with the Amber Necklace," as...

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2008-09-22 15:20:00

Archaeologists are closer to discovering how and why the mysterious edifice known as Stonehenge was built after having pinpointed its construction to 2300BC. Experts said they now have the most accurate radiocarbon date yet, proving the ring's original bluestones were put up 300 years later than previously thought. Professors Tim Darvill and Geoff Wainwright said the dating is the biggest finding from an excavation inside the henge and believe they have found evidence suggesting Stonehenge...


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