People from remote areas have also been buried in Stonehenge’s enigmatic stone memorial in South England.
Some of the people buried thousands of years ago, some 300 kilometers away from western Wales. They probably called blue stones (copper sulphate), which were used in the early stages of construction.
Archaeologists have been trying to find an answer to the question of the purpose for which Stonehenge was built for 4500 years. The stone structure of the early Stone Age, which was also included on the UNESCO World Heritage list, could once serve as a healing place or as a star observer.
In the area of the imposing building, experts discovered in recesses in which decades ago the remains of dead bones were discovered. The researchers examined those fragments that came from people aged between 3180 and 2380 before the time of their death. Christophe Snoeck, an expert at Oxford University, conducted a so-called strontium isotope analysis. Strontium is taken by the human body through nutrition, stored in bones and teeth. Isotopes are an element of the same chemical properties but with slightly different mass. The proportion of isotopes in the body varies from place to place, so they can clearly indicate where the finds originate. Researchers compared the results of the samples with samples from today’s plants, teeth, and water.
According to their results, 15 out of 25 people came from the area of Stonehenge.The study found that the rest of the tithes had little to do with the region.They have spent at least ten years in the western part of Great Britain – Belgian, French and English researchers have been found in Scientific Reports published in their study.
Some deceased were allegedly burned in Wales and buried in Stonehenge. Experts have come to the conclusion of the study of tree trunks. These results emphasize the importance of inter-regional relations in which the movement and migration of materials and people are included in the construction and use of Stonehenge, “said researchers.
The mysterious Stonehenge still enjoys great popularity today. Mostly in the summer and winter solstices thousands of people gather to dance, sing and drum through ancient stones. Visitors to Stonehenge are among the followers of pagan cultures. “For many, Stonehenge is like a church,” said one of the supervisors of the building.
According to archaeologists, Stonehenge’s main, 30-meter-diameter circle was built for religious or political purposes, possibly as a venue for ceremonies. Seasonal agricultural cycles could inspire the Neolithic age to follow the movement of the Sun with massive 25-tonne sandstone rows.