Skip to comments.6,000-year-old vegetation found [ Salisbury plain ]
Posted on 12/22/2013 5:36:23 PM PST by SunkenCiv
A sink hole discovered by archaeologists in Damerham may hold vital information about the plant species thriving there 6,000 years ago.
An archaeology team led by a Kingston University academic has been working on the Neolithic site for six years.
Four areas of the temple complex were excavated during the summer, and in the largest of the openings, which was about 40 metres long, careful extractions revealed a layer of uncharacteristic orange sand and clay.
Usually the archaeological survey would involve mapping and cataloguing finds such as bone, pottery and tool-making waste fragments. Instead the team, led by Dr Helen Wickstead, found plant remains...
The prehistoric temple complex at Damerham is unusual because of the number of different structures in one area.
Dr Wickstead added: The diversity of burial architecture here is intriguing. What is special about this place that meant generation after generation returned to the site?
(Excerpt) Read more at salisburyjournal.co.uk ...
Before Stonehenge - did this man lord it over Wiltshire’s sacred landscape?
I hear they had a lot at steak in this venture.
“6000 year old vegetation discovered..” In a salad at Denny’s?
no, just looking for a Salisbury stake
This kind of stuff really fascinates me.
In my next life, I think I want to be an archeologist.....
Might give you the time to really find yourself!
I think I was there, but since I may not have been, I’m sending in my clone. Only the clone knows for sure, and I’m on the way to bed. Let me know what the clone says...and please, ignore the red bulbous nose, the white grease paint on the face and the BIG ol’ honkin’ shoes!
Everyone needs to make a clone fall for an old schtick...
I thought it said vegetarian..which makes your ping kinda prescient.
An anthropologist would be alright too.
"My prehistoric ancestors didn't claw and bite their way up the food
chain so I would have to eat veggie burritos and grilled cheese".
I knew you’d say that.
Hecky Durn! Have a holly jolly Christmas! It’s the best time of the year! Good shot!
Probably blew their Gord though ....
I say it now...just like I’ve said it before...”There’s a lot of very old stuff under the ground.”
What has red hair, big feet, and is found in a test tube?
Bozo the Clone.
Bury some cool stuff for your(next)self to find!!
Cask-strength single-malt Scotch might make it a couple of hundred years or so. A tricked-out Novak Browning would be good too.
Maybe if your next self doesn’t find that stuff, mine will. :<)
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