|19 July 2008
Henge unearthed in the grounds of an Oxford college
Archaeologists excavating a mass grave in the grounds of an Oxford (England) college uncovered what could be a monument dating back 5,000 years. The team unearthed between 30 and 40 bodies in the grounds of St John's College, Blackhall Road, in March and returned to the site to find out more. They found evidence of what they believe to be a 150m circular henge monument dating back to about 3,000 BCE. Henges are man-made non-defensive ditches possibly used for ritual or ceremonial purposes. Sean Wallis, Thames Valley Archaeological Services project manager, said: "Henges of any size are quite rare, there are probably 100 in the country."
Sources: Oxford Mail (17 July 2008)
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