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03:05  16 july  2019
03:05  16 july  2019 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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Stonehenge was produced by a culture that left no written records. Many aspects of Stonehenge , such as how it was built and which purposes it was used for, remain subject to debate. A number of myths surround the stones.[35] The site, specifically the great trilithon, the encompassing horseshoe

How was Stonehenge built using only simple tools and technologies available to Neolithic people? The first monument at Stonehenge was a circular earthwork enclosure, built in about 3000 BC. A ditch was dug with simple antler tools, and the chalk piled up to make an inner and an outer bank.

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It’s the great mystery of Stonehenge - how did ancient people carry the huge stones used to build the site from more than 100 miles away?

New research suggests that ancient people may have relied on a rather surprising kitchen ingredient... lard.

Researchers have suggested that pig fat was used to lubricate massive wooden sledges to drag the stones of Stonehenge into position, Newcastle University researchers have said.

Previously, fat residues on shards of pottery at Durrington Walls, near Stonehenge, were assumed to be related to feeding the people who came to build the monument.

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Stonehenge : Stonehenge , prehistoric stone circle monument, cemetery, and archaeological site located on Salisbury Plain, about 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. It was built in six stages between 3000 and 1520 BCE, during the transition from the Neolithic Period to the Bronze

Stonehenge ‘was built using buckets of lard’ Beautiful clear day in Salisbury - Stonehenge, United Kingdom But Newcastle University researchers now believe that the fragments are from dishes the size of buckets - meaning they could have been used to collect and store tallow, or animal fat.

Dr. Lisa-Marie Shillito, Senior Lecturer in Landscape Archaeology, Newcastle University, said: ‘I was interested in the exceptional level of preservation and high quantities of lipids - or fatty residues - we recovered from the pottery.

‘I wanted to know more about why we see these high quantities of pig fat in pottery, when the animal bones that have been excavated at the site show that many of the pigs were 'spit roasted' rather than chopped up as you would expect if they were being cooked in the pots.’

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Stonehenge was built over many hundreds of years. Work began in the late Neolithic Age, around 3000 BC. How was Stonehenge built ? The first task was to cut the boulders into shape. Archaeologists believe that the ancient Britons hammered wedges of wood into cracks in the stone.

Why was Stonehenge built ? No one knows for sure. Various theories have been proposed, but it on a prehistoric site, the builders had no written language. The most widely suggested uses are as an astronomical calendar, a site for religious worship, or involving ritual healing (or a combination of these).

Previous research has suggested that some of the stones, weighing up to two tonnes, were moved on sleds by up to 20 people.

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Was the fat actually grease to allow the stones to move on huge sleds?

Dr Shillito said, ‘There are still many unanswered questions surrounding the construction of Stonehenge.

‘Until now, there has been a general assumption that the traces of animal fat absorbed by these pieces of pottery were related to the cooking and consumption of food, and this steered initial interpretations in that direction. But there may have been other things going on as well, and these residues could be tantalising evidence of the greased sled theory.

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