A second prehistoric henge-like circle, ‘Timberhenge’, has been discovered by archeologists, who were researching the iconic and mysterious Stonehenge monument and its periphery areas in southern England.
The new Timberhenge is made from huge timbers, which was uncovered by the researchers on July 16. Though, it is smaller in size than it’s a popular relative.
There is a possibility that more of such henge-like circles may be uncovered in the vicinity, as per Archeologist Vince Gaffney of the University of Birmingham, the research leader along with the English Heritage, the University of Bradford, the National Trust and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Austria.
Gaffney shared that finding another henge was not at all expected.
He said, “It will completely change the way we think about the landscape around Stonehenge. This discovery is completely new and extremely important in how we understand Stonehenge and its landscape”.
Henry Chapman, team member and an archaeologist at the University of Birmingham, shared that the site is damaged by excavation. But with the help of equipments being used, like ground-penetrating radar, there is no need to burrow.
According to some of the archeologists, henge-like structures may be part of a worshipping site and burial ground. But Gaffney further added that this is the most studied landscapes in the world.
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