Science: Prehistoric Shrine

Modern archeological methods—including electrical soil probes and carbon 14 dating—are stripping bit by bit the ancient mystery from Stonehenge, the great megalithic monument on Britain's Salisbury Plain. Stonehenge's origin had been forgotten even in Roman times. Now the diggers know the age of different parts of it, where the great stones came from, and what sort of people dragged them to Salisbury Plain. At the Bristol meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Prehistorian R.J.C. Atkinson of the University of Edinburgh told the latest Stonehenge theories.

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