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Stonehenge Builders' Village Found

A prehistoric village has been discovered in southern England that was likely home to the builders of Stonehenge, archaeologists announced in January 30, 2007. (Read the full story.)

The village, located 1.75 miles (2.8 kilometers) from the famous stone circle, includes eight wooden houses dated back to around 2500 B.C.

The remains of a cluster of homes include the outlines of floors, beds, and cupboards. Tools, jewelry, pottery, and human and animal bones were also found.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/01/photogalleries/stonehenge/index.html

Wow, only about 2 miles away. It’s crazy that it has been sitting there under dirt and soil all this time and we never knew.

I think archae/paleont/geology is some of the most fascinating stuff around. Always wanted to do it for a living when I was growing up…until I found it’s near impossible to make a living doing it.

[quote]CC wrote:
Wow, only about 2 miles away. It’s crazy that it has been sitting there under dirt and soil all this time and we never knew.

I think archae/paleont/geology is some of the most fascinating stuff around. Always wanted to do it for a living when I was growing up…until I found it’s near impossible to make a living doing it.[/quote]

I second everything you just said. I love archeology especially. I thrive on all the educational channel shows about that stuff.

[quote]CC wrote:
Wow, only about 2 miles away. It’s crazy that it has been sitting there under dirt and soil all this time and we never knew.[/quote]

No kidding, huh? Wasn’t Shakespeare’s Globe Theater found under a parking lot in London some years back, too?

Second that. Still doesn’t stop me from turning on The History Channel every time I’m in front of the TV and driving my wife crazy. “Can we watch something else???”

Hee-hee… ;^)

At least this was too long ago for Mel Gibson to shoot a movie about bloody savages where at the end Christians come in and everyone ejaculates.

I feel you all on the History Channel. That package (I have satellite with all the different variations) is my favorite, by far. I’ve always got three or four specials at a time queued up on my DVR. Watching those while I eat makes it a lot easier to get down more calories ;-).

Oh yeah, funny shit about Mel, too. The guy makes great movies, but man he’s easy to make fun of :-).

archaeology rules