Authors such as Graham Hancock have claimed that the real human past is very different from what conventional research suggests and now conventional archaeological methods have revealed that Stonehenge, long thought to date from 2,500 BC, actually dates from 5,000 years before that, or 7,500 BC.

Excavation near Stonehenge found remains of a settlement dating back to 7,500 BC, revealing the site was occupied some 5,000 years earlier than previously thought.

Working at Vespasian’s Camp in Amesbury, Wiltshire, less than a mile from the megalithic stones, a team led by archaeologist David Jacques of the Open University unearthed material which proved that people settled there as early as 7,500 BC, not the 2,500 BC that has been previously thought.

Carbon dating has shown that people were present at the site on a semi-permanent basis from 7,500 BC to 4,700 BC, and permanently from then on. Did the earliest settlers build the monument? There is no way to tell, because there is no way to accurately date stone. It would seem possible, however, given that the enormous Gobekli Tepi site in Turkey is even older, dating from 14,000 BC, proving that even very early human societies were capable of creating massive structures.

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