Evidence that Mesolithic hunter-gatherers were environmentally aware home builders has emerged a mile from Stonehenge – together with a stone age version of the storage heater.
Archaeologists have expressed astonishment at the 6,000-year-old discovery – the stone age equivalent of an eco home – in a heavily wooded spot 15 metres away from the busy A303 in Wiltshire.
The project’s director, David Jacques, said the discovery may mean we have to reassess what we know about Stonehenge and what the ritual landscape tells us. He also fears the evidence of “the sort of place the first Brits lived in” could be lost or damaged if the government presses ahead with plans to bury the A303 in a tunnel under the World Heritage Site.
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