Project leader Professor Vince Gaffney, from the University of Birmingham, said the discovery was “exceptional”.
The new “henge” – which means a circular monument dating to Neolithic and Bronze Ages – is situated about 900m (2,950ft) from the giant stones on Salisbury Plain.
Archaeologists in England have discovered a companion site to the famed Stonehendge. The presumption is the new site was a cemetery. ” I am quite sure something else of at least equal interest will emerge before the three years are up,” writes Mike Pitts, debating the true importance of this discovery.