In this excellent article Ken Brophy writes about Stonehenge and how it is used
Wessex Archaeology have produced an excellent film which looks at the landscape, how it was used by Neolithic people and the wider context which led to the building of Stonehenge.
“Are any of the Stonehenge Galactic alignments repeated at the Old Kingdom Egyptian pyramids?”
” What looks more likely is that there was something in the centre of Stonehenge I, which was gone by the building of Stonehenge II and III. “
“Alan had an extraordinary intuitive grasp of spatial relationships, and could just look at a plan of an ancient site, or the relative placing of two or more on the globe, and tell what the significance was.”
“The type of parasites we find are compatible with previous evidence for winter feasting on animals during the building of Stonehenge.” Dr Piers Mitchell, Cambridge’s Department of Archaeology.
“We’re a migratory species – who can connect through time and place.”
“The traces we see in our data span millennia, as indicated by the seven-thousand-year timeframe between the oldest and most recent prehistoric pits we’ve excavated. “Paul Garwood, Senior Lecturer in Prehistory at the University of Birmingham
“The only epoch in which standing stones are meaningfully aligned with the bright stars is c.2000 BC, with a spread of at most 200 years both before and after.”
“It’s more of a guide than a catalogue and includes objects from across Europe showing how Neolithic Britain had links which spread very far and wide indeed. “