5,000-year-old 'House of the dead' discovered between Stonehenge and Avebury

5,000-year-old 'House of the dead' discovered between Stonehenge and Avebury
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A 5,000-year-old ‘House of the dead’ discovered between Stonehenge and Avebury
An outline of the inner chamber, which would have been used for dead bodies was seen after a drone flew over CREDIT: UNIVERSITY OF READING
By Sarah Knapton , SCIENCE EDITOR
12 JULY 2017 • 12:01AM
“House of the Dead” dating back more than 5,000 years could contain the remains of the ancestors of people who built Stonehenge, archaeologists believe.
A Neolithic long barrow burial mound at Cat’s Brain, in Pewsey Vale, Wiltshire, is being excavated by the University of Reading in the first full investigation of such a monument in the county for half a century.
The long barrow, lies in the middle of a farmer’s field halfway between the two major stone circles of Avebury and Stonehenge, and its existence has been known for decades after a geological survey found the evidence of deep trenches.

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