Ancient stones older than Stonehenge discovered on Dartmoor





Ancient stones which are thought to be 1,000 years older than Stonehenge have been discovered in Dartmoor.

The nine stones at Cut Hill, one of the highest points on Dartmoor in Devon, have been carbon-dated to around 3,500BC.

The discovery of the megaliths has delighted archaeologists and will reignite the debtae about the purpose of Stonehenge, which is 120 miles away in Wiltshire.

Standing in a line they are 1,000 years older than Britain's most famous prehistoric monument. It means they pre-date Stonehenge, which was not begun before 3,000BC.




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