Breakthrough at Stonehenge Dig

Submitted by: lovers007 9 years ago in Science
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7337292.stm

Archaeologists at Stonehenge say they found a layer that may explain why the site was built. [Several interesting clips]
There are 31 comments:
Male 2,113
meh.................boring
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Female 1,172
I still think it was a theatre.
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Female 1,572
Healing...interesting....
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Male 144
I`ve been there a few times, they used to let you touch the rocks but now it`s all fenced in and you can`t go near it.
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Male 2,160
interesting link,though without actually talking to the ones who built it(impossible of course),the real reason why it was made might remain a secret forever,it couldve been a place of healing,maybe a callender,or maybe they just made it because they could,for the hell of it,who knows.
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Male 1,029
Stonehenge was an ancient calendar.
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Female 2,695
-ponder-
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Female 2,672
coz u like music
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Male 383
Archaeology normally bores me, but I like Stonehenge for some reason.
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Female 2,672
stonehenge: a stadium for "Ug and Sabretooths" to perform their caveman music
:D
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Male 1,882
If stonehenge isn`t going to interest you, why did you click on the link? Did you actually expect "aliens" to be the purpose of it being there? Because that would have made bigtime world news...

I thought it was rather interesting.

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Female 531
its cool, not highly informative though, then again i didn`t watch the videos. wouldn`t it be great if they found out there really wasn`t much of a purpose to stonehenge? Like the only reason it was assembled was a form of physical punishment to law breakers?
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Male 26
Its impossible to determine a definitive purpose of Stonehenge. The site has been around for 8000 years (starting with the post holes in what is now the parking lot). Its purpose has changed drastically every time a new group of ppl came and gave it there own special meaning. And Dainty they were aware or the romans visiting due to the fact that they have been just about everywhere in England. this is just the first time they have found proof
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Male 84
lol that lady in the second video loved her stones gah!
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Male 263
And oh how they danced, the little people of Stonehenge, beneath the haunted moon, for fear that daybreak...might come...too soon.
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Female 347
i agree with tofep ^^^^^
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Male 128
meh.. maybe. Its still most likely that it was built as a large scale community project for status of a group.
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Male 3,296
who gives a poo...

i dont i think its quite boring

i rather stonehenge being built by aliens

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Male 4,004
If you`re going to say "breakthrough" in the purpose of Stonehenge...say what the purpose actually IS, and then say, because we found this and this. Shut up about the stupid blue rocks and this and that... get to the point.

In the infamous words of Monty Python
"GET ON WITH IT!!!!"

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Male 174
SNOOZE FEST!!
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Male 667
^^ How would one know if a link is intersting or not without looking? And there`s the moron that agrees LoLz
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Female 2,220
Dainty - Go girl. Totally agree
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Female 2,220
Wow, that`s so interesting.
I was born like a mile away from there.
Awosme.
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Female 2,074
That is pretty interesting.
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Male 896
Meh, I personally like the sacrificial area theory better.
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Male 1,244
when watching the last video, I kept wanting to say something along the lines of, um, "STOP SHAKING IT!" *ehem..
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Male 214
thats a complete lame post. the word breakthrough was just a jazzy way of the headline writer making something out of nothing. in the context here it means they broke through into a level of soil in a hole they were digging...and its not even a layer they havent dug before. there is no new evidence, no new knowledge gained ....just a play on words. you suck for not even realising that it`s just a play on words designed to get you to click a link....you managed to watch it all and actually beleive you had seen evidence of a scientific breathrough because the word "breakthrough" was at the top of the page.
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Female 496
Awesome. I love archeology, and Stonehenge has always been a site I`d like to see a dig take place at.

And horhawkeric, stfu.

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Female 127
I found the whole thing fascinating but I love any thing about archeology , history or England
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Male 182
another lame post. i dont care about stonehenge unless its the alien theory.
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Male 1,225
Healing properties? Ok... I hoped that helped the people who carried them there.
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