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Ken Geiger/National Geographic
Stonehenge Used as Cemetery From the Beginning
By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
Published: May 30, 2008
"At least part of the mystery of Stonehenge may have now been solved: It was from the beginning a monument to the dead.
"New radiocarbon dates from human cremation burials among and around the brooding stones on Salisbury Plain in England indicate that the site was used as a cemetery from 3000 B.C. until after the monuments were erected around 2500 B.C., British archaeologists reported Thursday."