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Stonehenge discovery could jeopardise tunnel plans

Archaeologists from University of Buckingham have reported a major breakthrough in knowledge of Stonehenge but the discovery lies within the path of the recently revived tunnel plans.

The archaeological dig unearthed charcoal at an encampment 2.5km from Stonehenge that has been dated from around 4,000BC and there is also evidence of possible structures at the site.

According to the university, the discovery could be part of wider evidence in the untouched Mesolithic landscape with evidence of feasting and tools also found.

“Our only chance to find out about the earliest chapter of Britain’s history could be wrecked if the tunnel goes ahead,” said University of Buckingham archaeologist David Jacques.


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