Stonehenge was a hunting spot long before the monument was built. - New Style Motorsport

Long before Neolithic people erected the majestic bluestones and sarsen of Stonehenge, Mesolithic or Middle Stone Age hunter-gatherers frequented the site, using it as a hunting ground. Farmers and monument builders later moved into the region, a new study finds.

Previous research had suggested that before Stonehenge was built, the surrounding landscape included a closed-canopy forest. “There has been a longstanding debate as to whether the monumental archeology of Stonehenge was created in an uninhabited forested landscape or built in an already partially open area of ​​pre-existing importance to late Mesolithic hunter-gatherers,” the researchers said. wrote in the studio.

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