Folks yak a lot of crap about the High Plains—mainly they complain about it being flat or boring as they drive down the infinitely straight highways. But a tour of places like Western Nebraska or South Dakota reveals a sublime landscape beneath a vast sky, accompanied by the humbling realization that you are just one…
Last year, archeologists announced the discovery of the Durrington Walls “superhenge,” a remarkable structure located just two miles from Stonehenge. The same team have now found evidence of an even older structure at the site—a ritual arena comprised of over 90 megalithic stones.
Archaeologists working at Stonehenge have found the oldest-known Mesolithic encampment in the United Kingdom. The remarkable discovery of the 6,000-year-old site adds a new complication to the British government's plan to build a 1.8-mile (2.9 km) tunnel beneath the site.
This year, humanity landed on its first comet, a child was born to a woman with a transplanted womb, and a fossilized sea shell forced us to reconsider our conceptions of human culture. Those are just a taste of the 20 achievements, innovations, and advances we've selected for our roundup of 2014's biggest…
In an effort to ease traffic around the region, the British government has announced proposals to bury the A303 highway under Stonehenge. The howls of outrage have begun.
Using powerful ground-penetrating radar, investigators working around Stonehenge have detected a trove of previously unknown burial mounds, chapels, shrines, pits — and most remarkable of all — a massive megalithic monument made up of more than 50 giant stones buried along a 1,082-foot-long c-shaped enclosure.
The mysteries of Stonehenge are revealed sometimes by unusual methods—forgetting to water its grass or whacking its stones with quartz. In this case, it just took four years of staring at the ground. A new underground survey reveals a vast complex of unknown Neolithic monuments near Stonehenge, including a huge…
One of the mysteries of Stonehenge has been solved because someone was too lazy to get a longer hose.
Though archaeologists have long suspected that the huge neolithic stones of Stonehenge once formed a complete circle, evidence in support of the claim has remained elusive. Now, owing to a spat of dry weather, the mystery appears to have been solved.
Stonehenge was as much a source of awe a thousand years ago as it is today. Historians and poets wove the mysterious circle into their tales of King Arthur, with one lushly illustrated book depicting the wizard Merlin as the architect.
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We know that the rocks of Stonehenge were carried there from over 200 miles away, but we've never known why. Now, researchers say they believe it was for the special sonic qualities of a particular kind of stone—and that Stonehenge might have served as a bell-like instrument.
This handsome-looking chap doesn't look a day over 40—but in fact he's 5,500 years old. This is a startlingly life-like reconstruction of a prehistoric skull buried near the UK's Stonehenge which is 5,500 years old.
The decrepit old visitor center at Stonehenge has been too small and too old for decades. In fact, it's been described with typical Brit candor as "disgraceful" and an "embarrassment" to England. Finally, this month, a new, $44 million visitors' center has opened—here's a look inside.
Roughly 500 years before Stonehenge was erected, the people of the British Isles were already forming vast kingdoms ruled by a wealthy elite. A new study of one ancient British skeleton gives us a glimpse of what it was like to be a king in neolithic England.
For the past 90 years, archaeologists have been scouring Pembrokeshire's Preseli Hills in search of clues that could shed light on where the bluestones used to build the famous monument came from. But it turns out that the rocks may have originated from another hill — one that's just a mile away.
UK photographer Tim Burgess shot this magnificent image of the ISS over the full moon lit Stonehenge at the weekend. Check out Burgess' pics at Flickr, there are a lot of great images in his photostream, for example this iridium flare caught over the North Hampshire countryside.
We now know that Stonehenge's stones traveled great distances to reach their final destination in Wiltshire, some coming from as far away as western Wales. The sheer amount of human power required to move and place those stones might very well have been the point of the whole endeavor, as a team of archaeologists now…
In the classic heavy metal mockumentary This is Spinal Tap, the band is bedeviled by an improperly sized recreation of Stonehenge. Such is not the case in Glasgow, where artist Jeremy Deller has not skimped on the megaliths.