Latest Stonehenge Stories

2011-03-10 06:10:00

Modern laser scanning is being implemented to study Stonehenge and to search for hidden clues about how and why the ancient wonder was built. Researchers said they are surveying all visible sides of the standing and fallen stones. Some ancient carvings have been found in previous studies, including a famous Neolithic "dagger." The work is expected to be completed by the end of March. "The surfaces of the stones of Stonehenge hold fascinating clues to the past," English Heritage...

2011-02-05 08:01:01

Human remains from ancient settlements such as Stonehenge are to be reburied and lost to science due to a controversial legislation that could bring archaeological research in Britain to a crashing halt, a group of leading archaeologists said Friday. A group of 40 archaeology professors wrote of "deep and widespread concern" in a letter addressed to the justice secretary, Ken Clarke, which was printed in the British newspaper The Guardian. The dispute centers on legislation introduced by...

2011-01-29 00:01:51

A new factory at Solstice Park in Amesbury will create 300 jobs, courtesy of Gregg's Bakery. (PRWeb UK) January 28, 2011 A new factory at Solstice Park in Amesbury will create 300 jobs, courtesy of Gregg's Bakery. Announcing the news, Executive employment consultancy UK Knack Group said that Gregg's has been granted planning permission to build on a five-and-a-half-acre site near Amesbury's Holiday Inn motel. UK Knack Group's managing director said, "This is wonderful news for Gregg's...

2010-11-19 11:59:49

Stonehenge is getting a multi-million dollar grant that conservators say will help to restore the World Heritage site plagued by busy roads and cramped facilities. English Heritage said Friday that it has two-thirds of the money it needs in order to help revamp the area around the prehistoric circle of stones.  However, the group said the funds probably would not come in time for the 2012 Olympic Games. Stonehenge is one of the world's most recognizable sites, but it sits next to two...

2010-10-22 10:00:00

GLASSBORO N.J., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In an agreement reached this week with Bluestone Energy Services, Ltd (Bluestone), NER Data Corporation (NER) will offer Bluestone's Energy Conservation Services through a national network of resellers. These new services identify energy conservation measures in facilities, qualify the measures for appropriate utility incentives, and manage construction of projects, working closely with the utilities to bring incentive money to customers. "Electric...

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...

2010-09-17 11:50:00

A study conducted by an Australian science agency has discovered signs that the country's ancient Aborigines may have been the world's first astronomers, pre-dating Stonehenge by more than a thousand years. Professor Ray Norris, of the Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization (CSIRO), said detailed knowledge of the stars through songs and stories had been passed down through generations by the Aboriginal people, whose history dates back tens of thousands of years. "We know there's...

2010-07-22 10:10:00

A team of archaeologists have uncovered a wooden version of Stonehenge approximately 6/10 of a mile from the monument's site, according to a Thursday University of Bingham press release. The second monument, which is believed to date back to the Neolithic period (2,000 to 4,000 years ago), was uncovered using virtual mapping technology. The discovery comes as part of a three-year, multimillion dollar study that started a mere two weeks ago. According to the university's press release, "The...

2009-12-16 09:16:32

In a fitting finale for the International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009), astronomers and archaeologists will celebrate the five millennia of astronomical heritage at Stonehenge, the most sophisticated stone circle in the world and amongst Europe's most important Neolithic sites. The attractions include a free public astronomy exhibition and expert-led tours of the site and surrounding landscape. Activity on the world famous Stonehenge site dates from earlier than 3000 BCE and the monument was...

2009-10-13 07:30:00

SALT LAKE CITY and PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- NetDeposit, a leading provider of distributed payment solutions, announced today that it has added Bluestone Payments to its growing roster of resellers of its TotalTransact service. Bluestone Payments provides solutions that enable merchants to accept and process payments electronically. With the addition of NetDeposit's TotalTransact service, Bluestone Payments now adds the capability to deposit checks via Remote Deposit...

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