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Stonehenge - secrets of the builders being revealed.

Latest archaeology from Stonehenge provides a glimpse of its builders.


It is a paradox that the further we move in time away from a pre-historical event (that is before the appearance of contemporary written records) that the more we learn about the facts of that pre-historical event says our BNP culture correspondent.

Victorian scholars believed that the great stone circle on Salisbury Plain was once a druidic temple. Researchers
in the mid to late 20th century proven beyond doubt that Stonehenge was built 2000 years before the first druid stepped foot in Wiltshire. Today's researchers are uncovering much more than the previous generation of archeologists.

Now a new find just yards from the Stonehenge site reveals the complex and highly organized society that our own ancestors had created - a degree of complexity ill at odds with the myth of lux orientalis the myth perpetrated throughout the past 300 years that all civilisations and all civilizing influences arose from the East.

The amazing find unveiled in the past 24hrs at Durrington is of a settlement thought to have housed the builders of the monument, and was an important ceremonial site in its own right, hosting feasts and celebrations.

Excavations also offer new evidence that a timber circle and a vast earthwork where the village once stood were linked to Stonehengevia road, river, and ritual.
Together, the sites were part of a much larger religious complex, the archaeologists suggest.
Excavations revealed the remains of eight wooden buildings. Surveys of the landscape have identified up to 30 more dwellings, the site's chief archaeologist Mike Parker Pearson said, but it is possible that hundreds more houses could be uncovered.

The initial stone circle at Stonehengethe so-called sarsen stoneshas been radiocarbon-dated to between 2600 and 2500 B.C.

The dates for the village are "exactly the same time, in radiocarbon terms, as for the building of the sarsens," Parker Pearson added.

Six of the houses so far unearthed measured about 250 square feet each and had wooden walls and clay floors. Fireplaces and furnituresuch as cupboards and bedscould be discerned from their outlines in the earth, Parker Pearson said.

Our BNP correspondent reminds us that the great henge itself is almost certainly a giant calendar on the landscape with the stones aligned with the summer solstice sunrise and the winter solstice sunset - a remarkable feat of engineering, mathematics and organisation of labour suggesting a highly evolved community. It is also believed that Stonehenge had an important role to play in the funeral arrangements of the Neolithic community.

Stonehenge archaeologist Joshua Pollard, of Bristol University says "Stonehenge is remarkable for the sheer quantity of human remains buried there."

Manchester University's Julian Thomas is less sure about the exact nature of the ritualistic connection between Durrington and Stonehenge. But he said that their complementary relationship and connection to the River Avon is "immensely important."

"Rather than just focusing on Stonehenge as something in isolation," he said, "we're seeing the way in which it relates to a whole landscape."

The BNP culture correspondent adds: 'We are literally only scratching the surface of what lies inches below the soil and each find gives weight to the advanced civilization our ancestors were carving out of the early British landscape. It is our policy to combine greater research into the roots of our nation with education, to re-connect people with their roots, as well as to increase the protection currently afforded to our national monuments and places of cultural and historic importance. It is our duty to investigate our nation's rich and largely hidden, treasure house of antiquities whilst, at the same time, to preserve them for the benefit of future generations.-

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