Tom Metcalfe // Stone Circles Ringed House That May Have Belonged to the Neolithic ‘One Percent’

Stone Circles Ringed House That May Have Belonged to the Neolithic ‘One Percent’ – “The house would come very early in the Neolithic [period], probably at a time just before people were starting to build big monuments,” Pollard told Live Science. “So it would be probably a kind of foundational structure.”

Avebury is one of the largest Neolithic monuments ever found. It consists of at least two stone circles enclosed within a larger stone circle, a ditch and earthen banks, which span more than 1,100 feet (340 meters) across in some places. The remains of circular timber enclosures have also been found nearby.

The new research is published today (April 10) in the journal Antiquity.

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