21 Aug 2018

Surprising Welsh links to England's Stonehenge

From Nine To Noon, 9:39 am on 21 August 2018

Stonehenge Photo: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/history/

While we still don't know why or how Stonehenge was constructed, new research may shed light on who was buried there - and it's not who you might think. Cutting edge analysis of cremated remains from the Neolithic site, indicates many were from Wales - 290kms away. It's been known for some time that stones from the proudly English landmark, had been sourced from Welsh mountains, but until now little has been known about the people buried beneath it. The study also analysed the type of fuel used in the cremation and traced the wood back to dense forests in west Wales. The theory goes that the human remains might come from the people who lugged the massive stones to the Wiltshire site.

Christophe Snoeck who is an expert in the scientific study of archaeological cremated remains, led the research.