Stonehenge and its Impact on Stone Age Life


Creation of Stonehenge indeed tested the craftsmanship and technology of ancient people. Modern researchers feel this monument was a place where sick could be healed. Stonehenge soon became a place of interest with many ailing people paying a visit. But 4000 years after its creation the Stonehenge is performing another task. The stones, their construction and corpses of people who died near this monument are telling a lot about life of Britons in the Stone Age. Stonehenge is not only a key for archaeological discoveries in the area but it also tells us about life in 2500 BC. First thing that the stone circles tell us is that for some time during these years life in Britain was very good. Many communities settled here and there was a well developed system of agriculture. In comparison to modern Britain there were streams filled with fish and woods where hunters could find formidable catch.

 

Stonehenge casts a lot of light on Britons in Neolithic Era

Researchers opine that Stonehenge was a huge and long term project in the Neolithic Age. It required an army of workers to construct such a monument. The army of workers may be equivalent to a large garrison of soldiers. The people in this society relied heavily on farming. There was a surplus of food, so people did not hunt much. Ancient Britons had an agrarian society. They grew crops and domesticated animals. Prosperity in communal life offered the scope to undergo communal projects such as Stonehenge. Such evidences have been found in the unearthed Neolithic dwellings near Stonehenge. These have been confirmed as homes either for the construction workers involved with the Stonehenge project or other visitors to the monument.

 

A House Unearthed near Stonehenge

There are evidences of pretty wild partying in the unearthed remains. The rubbishes found are not similar to domestic debris. There is a lack of crafting equipments and no crop processing evidence too. There are animal bones half eaten scattered. It looks like these houses were specifically meant for partying. These could be religious houses holding festivals.

 

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