Party Like It’s 2500 B.C.: Feasts At Stonehenge Were Epic Barbecues

The people who built Stonehenge were duly fuelled by feasts of barbecued pork and beef, according to a major study of pottery and animal remains from a nearby settlement. The Durrington Walls village, about 2 miles north-east of Stonehenge, is thought to have been inhabited during the monument’s main construction period – about 2700-2300 BC – and probably housed the people who built it. The festivities would have been something like a big barbecue that people from all over Britain came to celebrate, says Tim Darvill, an archaeologist at the U.K.’s Bournemouth University and a leading Stonehenge scholar. Read More>>

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