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Among other arguments, they cite the results of carbon dating to reject Mörner's interpretation. Mörner says his team observed that the sun rises and sets at specific points around Ales Stenar at the summer and winter solstices, hinting that an ancient culture could have built it as an astronomical calendar to time things like annual religious ceremonies or planting and harvesting crops.[Stunning Photos of Summer Solstice] They also observed that certain aspects of the stone ship's geometry matched those of Stonehenge, a Bronze Age monument that some enthusiasts believe was used as a calendar.
The results thus provide the ‘the missing link’ between the erection of the posts between 8820-6590BC and the later siting of Stonehenge in 3000BC.Astonishing new findings reveal Amesbury is now the longest continuous settlement in the UK.Previously it was thought that Stonehenge was conceived by European immigrants but this shows that British settlers were behind its construction. It may not display all the features of this and other websites.To improve security and online experience, please use a different browser or update Internet Explorer.