An excavation reveals vestiges of human settlements in an area near Stonehenge, dating from 3,000 years before it was built. The archaeological exploration carried out within a mile of the megalithic monument shows the existence in the area of people who occupied the territory from 7,500 years BC.
Near Amesbury, in the county of Wiltshire, England, discoveries made by volunteers on a tight budget have turned out to be 5,000 years earlier than expected to be found. The project has been led by David Jacques, who had to offer part of his wealth for the work to be carried out.
At first he observed some aerial photographs that had been taken. The photographs, which were in an archive at the University of Cambridge, showed the site known as Vespasian field and the one that would later give them a pleasant surprise. Jacques, realized that this part of the area had not been investigated and decided to conduct his own studies.
The place has the presence of a natural spring, which is undoubtedly the closest to Stonehenge, from which drinking water is obtained. Because of this, David Jaques has upheld the theory that it may have served as a supply to primitive man and that is why the remains were waiting to be discovered.
Although the project has had scarce funds for its realizationThanks to the results, the interest of the most important archaeologists has been stimulated. Professor Peter Rowley-Conwy, from Durham University, commented that the site has enormous potential to become one of the most important Mesolithic archaeological sites in northwestern Europe.
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