Stonehenge was 'hub for Britain's earliest mass parties'

Some things, it appears, never change. Death and taxes are certainties, the poor we will always have with us, and of course war… war never changes. But, according to a study today in the open-access journal Science Advances, similarly untouchable is the status of Stonehenge and its ilk as tourist destinations — and our love for partying it up with pork. The study, by a team of British archaeologists and geologists, analyzed the chemical components of pig remains at sites near the famous s

Stonehenge was 'hub for Britain's earliest mass parties'

The variety of pig bones found suggest people travelled a long way for the feasts, researchers say.

Thu 14 Mar 19 from BBC News

People brought food from all over Britain to feast near Stonehenge

People brought their own pigs for the feasts from as far away as Scotland.

Wed 20 Mar 19 from Ars Technica

Ancient Britons Traveled Hundreds of Miles For Stonehenge Pork Roasts

New research suggests prehistoric Britons traveled far and wide for a good party. Archaeologists have unearthed evidence of the earliest large-scale celebrations in the UK, attracting people ...

Thu 14 Mar 19 from

Stonehenge feast discovery thrills experts

Stonehenge is one of the great mysteries of modern times, as researchers try to decipher its meaning, its composition and a number of other clues about it. But a new study suggests that feasts ...

Thu 14 Mar 19 from FOXNews

Pig feast! Back in the day, they partied hearty at Stonehenge

Hauling pigs all the way from Scotland to near Stonehenge, ancient Brits really knew how to throw a party 4,500 years ago.        

Wed 13 Mar 19 from USA today

Prehistoric Britons travelled hundreds of miles to attend huge celebrations at Stonehenge

Evidence of the ritualistic 'parties' came from the devoured carcasses of 131 pigs unearthed at the Wiltshire site.

Wed 13 Mar 19 from Daily Mail

Ancient Stonehenge Pigs Had Long Journey Before Their Slaughter

Countless piggies likely trotted hundreds of miles to Stonehenge and other ancient monuments during the Neolithic, where they were promptly devoured during giant feasts, a new study finds.

Wed 13 Mar 19 from Livescience

Ancient Britons Traveled Hundreds of Miles to Attend Pork Fests at Stonehenge

Prehistoric Britons traveled impressive distances to attend celebrations at monumental sites like Stonehenge, according to new research. Incredibly, many of them brought their pigs along with ...

Wed 13 Mar 19 from Gizmodo


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