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Jag upptäckte av en slump att ett föredrag av Mike Parker Pearson från en konferens jag var på i november gick på kunskapskanalen. Här finns det tillgängligt via GU till allas glädje.


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9.500 år gamla fynd ikring Stonehenge:


Earlier Stonehenge occupation found

Human beings were occupying Stonehenge thousands of years earlier than previously thought, according to archaeologists.

Research at a site about a mile from the Wiltshire landmark has found evidence of a settlement dating back to 7500BC, 5,000 years earlier than previous findings confirmed.

Carbon-dating of material at the site has revealed continuous occupation of the area between 7500BC and 4700BC, it is set to be revealed on BBC One's The Flying Archaeologist on Friday night.

Experts suggested the team conducting the research had found the community that constructed the first monument at Stonehenge, large wooden posts erected in the Mesolithic period between 8500 and 7000BC.

Open University archaeologist David Jacques and friends started to survey the previously unlooked-at area around a mile from the main monument at Stonehenge when they were still students in 1999. The site contained a spring, leading him to work on the theory that it could have been a water supply for early man.


Dr Josh Pollard, from Southampton University and the Stonehenge Riverside Project, said he thought the team may have just hit the tip of the iceberg in terms of Mesolithic activity focused on the River Avon around Amesbury.

"The significance of David's work lies in finding substantial evidence of Mesolithic settlement in the Stonehenge landscape - previously largely lacking apart from the enigmatic posts - and being able to demonstrate that there were repeated visits to this area from the 9th to the 5th millennia BC," Dr Pollard added.

“It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.”