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In her retirement years, Martha Johnson has been able to indulge her passion for rocks by participating in an archeology site in Scotland that has proven to be older than Stonehenge.
Theories about Stonehenge are nearly as old as the ancient monument itself and range from an astronomical calendar to an observatory of bygone days. Now, a team of researchers from the UK claim to have discovered evidence the stone structure started life as a massive burial ground.
Researchers have reportedly uncovered new evidence that supports the theory that Stonehenge had been used to worship the sun before the legendary stones were erected at the location.
A team of archaeologists have uncovered a wooden version of Stonehenge approximately 6/10 of a mile from the monument's site.
Archaeologists say the oldest timber structure found yet in the London area was discovered during the excavation of a peat bog near Belmarsh Prison. Scientists from University College London's Institute of Archaeology said radiocarbon dating showed the timber platform, or trackway, to be nearly 6,000 years old, predating Stonehenge by more than 500 years. Archaeologists said the structure consisted of a timber platform found at a depth of about 14 feet near an ancient river channel.
Home in brief *Archaeologists have pinpointed the construction of Stonehenge to 2300BC - 300 years later than thought.
Researchers in Britain are discussing the possibility that Stonehenge may have been erected as an ancient burial ground for the royal family.
By JIM MCBETH THE smiles and convivial air say it all. They are obviously all close friends or family, dressed in their best clothes and fine jewellery for a quiet get-together.