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A building whose foundations were unearthed during an excavation at Marden Henge near Devizes last summer could have been a Neolithic sauna.
Archaeologist Jim Leary told his audience at Devizes town hall on Saturday that the chalk foundations contained a sunken hearth that would have given out intense heat.

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Scientists Discover a New Monument Near Stonehenge

Scientists studying the landscape near Stonehenge, the world-famous cluster of stone megaliths in southern England, have discovered the remains of another wooden ceremonial site. Anthropologists have dubbed the ancient, circular structure Timberhenge, and they expect to find more sites like it nearby.
Timberhenge was discovered just 900 meters from Stonehenge, only nine days into a four-year radar-mapping project looking for other megaliths near the site.

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Stonehenge's wooden 'lost twin' discovered

Found just 900 hundred meters from the ancient stone structure, the new discovery is being described as Stonehenge's 'timber equivalent.' It is separate from the nearby Woodhenge, which was only discovered in 1925 when rings of dark spots were noticed in a crop of wheat.
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When diggers moved on to a 10.5-hectare valley near the source of the River Avon on Monday (June 28 2010), they were entering uncharted territory.
Marden Henge may lie in a Neolithic Nirvana, with Stonehenge to the south and Avebury to the north, but this huge field - decimated by years of ploughing and erosion - is the new focus for experts who believe "significant" prehistoric rituals or ceremonies may have been held there.

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Latitude: 5119'22.71"N, Longitude: 152'8.07"W

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