But there isn’t a lot of archaeological data to support heavy use in the later Bronze age. Pottery and an unusual bone point found at Stonehenge, dated to 1260-840 BC, imply that there was activity at Stonehenge during the time of the ancient Celts, though it was clearly not a religious or ceremonial center.
The documentary will also be broadcast in the US (Smithsonian Channel), Canada (CBC), Austria (ORF), Germany (ZDF) and France (France 5).After centuries of research, the analysis of all mapped features makes it possible, for the first time, to reconstruct the development of Stonehenge and its landscape through time.' Dr Nick Snashall, National Trust Archaeologist for the Avebury and Stonehenge World Heritage Site, said: 'Using 21st-century techniques, the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes team have transformed our knowledge of this ancient, precious and very special landscape.Their work has revealed a clutch of previously unsuspected sites and monuments showing how much of the story of this world-famous archaeological treasure house remains to be told.' Dr Heather Sebire of English Heritage, Curator of Stonehenge, said: 'This is such an exciting project. The early Hallstatt culture, the beginnings of an identifiable Celtic cultural group, emerges c. Pay particular attention to the section on dating Stonehenge, using the most reliable and recent radiocarbon dating techniques.New monuments have been revealed, as well as new types of monument that have previously never been seen by archaeologists.