A recent study has shown that ancient Britons journeyed the length of our isles to feast and be merry at the late Neolithic site of Durrington Walls near Stonehenge.

After analysing the isotopes of the bones of 131 pigs found at this vast and unusual ancient site, Marden, Mount Pleasant and West Kennet Palisade Enclosures, it was revealed that they originated from as far away as Scotland, North East England and West Wales.  

Those that have tried to move a pig (alive or otherwise) will know that this is no mean feat – especially on foot – suggesting that these journeys must have had hugely important cultural significance. It may be that ancient Britons (the sites all date from 2800-2400BC) had…





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