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Secrets of the earliest Britons could be hidden in 5,000-year-old tomb


Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a Neolithic portal dolmen, one of Western Europe's oldest ritual burial chambered monuments, in an isolated field in Wales.

It is thought the tomb was built from giant boulders about 5,500 years ago. Its capstone bears a seemingly random pattern of dozens of circular holes gouged into its surface – symbols of Neolithic or Bronze Age ritual burial activity.

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http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/history/secrets-of-the-earliest-britons-could-be-hidden-in-5000yearold-tomb-7628109.html?origin=internalSearch
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
10th April 2012ce
Edited 10th April 2012ce

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Good to see that sense has prevailed and the markings are no longer considered to represent constellations , see below for the original comments .

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2010/12/01/standing-stone-may-have-guided-the-ancients-through-sacred-landscape-91466-27746957/

Which led to this discussion

http://www.headheritage.co.uk/headtohead/tma/topic/60664/threaded/768581
tiompan Posted by tiompan
10th April 2012ce
Some more info from the excavation in 2010, as well as photos. Apparently there was a standing stone (now missing) at the edge of the field....


http://www.rock-art-in-wales.co.uk/database/welsh-rock-art-trefeol-excavation.html
moss Posted by moss
10th April 2012ce
The standing stone has been moved to a nearby hedge . There were 3-4 others in the area marked on ealrlier OS maps ,one possibly with ogham but they are all now missing . tiompan Posted by tiompan
10th April 2012ce
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