Stonehenge settlement

The remains of a prehistoric village lie near the legendary stone circle in England known as Stonehenge.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM February 2, 2007

Stonehenge has mystified visitors for thousands of years. Somehow, about 4,600 years ago, people managed to haul humongous stones across southern England to a site on the Salisbury Plain. There, they erected a large circular structure. Some of the stones are more than 13 feet tall and weigh at least 25 tons.


Scientists and historians have long wondered not only how people built Stonehenge, but also why. Now, recent discoveries offer some answers. Scientists from the University of Sheffield in...

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