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6,000-year-old vegetation found [ Salisbury plain ]
Salisbury Journal ^ | Sunday, December 15th, 2013 | Dr Helen Wickstead

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 ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; stonehenge
Dr Helen Wickstead

Dr Helen Wickstead

1 posted on 12/22/2013 5:36:23 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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Before Stonehenge - did this man lord it over Wiltshire’s sacred landscape?
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/before-stonehenge—did-this-man-lord-it-over-wiltshires-sacred-landscape-9008683.html


2 posted on 12/22/2013 5:37:04 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

3 posted on 12/22/2013 5:37:43 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv; nickcarraway; Salamander; Vendome; JoeProBono

I hear they had a lot at steak in this venture.


4 posted on 12/22/2013 5:38:42 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: SunkenCiv

“6000 year old vegetation discovered..” In a salad at Denny’s?


5 posted on 12/22/2013 5:40:25 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: shibumi

no, just looking for a Salisbury stake


6 posted on 12/22/2013 5:40:57 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: shibumi

7 posted on 12/22/2013 5:52:39 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: SunkenCiv

This kind of stuff really fascinates me.

In my next life, I think I want to be an archeologist.....


8 posted on 12/22/2013 5:52:44 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: basil
In my next life, I think I want to be an archeologist.....

Might give you the time to really find yourself!

9 posted on 12/22/2013 5:55:23 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: basil; SunkenCiv

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...


10 posted on 12/22/2013 5:58:41 PM PST by Monkey Face (Duct tape can't fix stupid, but it can sure muffle the sound!)
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To: mkmensinger

LOL...funny


11 posted on 12/22/2013 6:11:19 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul or Sara/Nikki in 2016)
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To: shibumi

I thought it said vegetarian..which makes your ping kinda prescient.


12 posted on 12/22/2013 6:15:06 PM PST by Salamander (Hey, Jack the Ripper, won't you come on over... hook me up to the power lines of your love...)
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To: basil
"In my next life, I think I want to be an archeologist....."

An anthropologist would be alright too.

13 posted on 12/22/2013 6:16:46 PM PST by blam
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To: SunkenCiv
Most ironic bumper sticker ever... was seen on a car at a Phish show in far northern Maine. It read:

"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".

14 posted on 12/22/2013 6:40:53 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: Fightin Whitey

doh!


15 posted on 12/22/2013 6:43:54 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Fightin Whitey

Bwahahahaha


16 posted on 12/22/2013 7:19:25 PM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: Salamander

I knew you’d say that.


17 posted on 12/22/2013 7:21:03 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: GreyFriar

or steak


18 posted on 12/22/2013 7:35:22 PM PST by Nifster
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To: SunkenCiv

Hecky Durn! Have a holly jolly Christmas! It’s the best time of the year! Good shot!


19 posted on 12/22/2013 7:54:21 PM PST by RedHeeler
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To: shibumi

Probably blew their Gord though ....


20 posted on 12/22/2013 8:27:57 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: SunkenCiv

I say it now...just like I’ve said it before...”There’s a lot of very old stuff under the ground.”


21 posted on 12/22/2013 9:04:22 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Monkey Face

What has red hair, big feet, and is found in a test tube?

Bozo the Clone.


22 posted on 12/23/2013 4:18:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: basil

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. :<)


23 posted on 12/25/2013 8:38:49 AM PST by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

LOL!


24 posted on 12/25/2013 9:50:06 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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