9 phases of dating

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The pits may have contained standing timbers creating a timber circle, although there is no excavated evidence of them.A recent excavation has suggested that the Aubrey Holes may have originally been used to erect a bluestone circle.Three of the posts (and possibly four) were in an east-west alignment which may have had ritual significance.Another Mesolithic astronomical site in Britain is the Warren Field site in Aberdeenshire, which is considered the world's oldest Lunar calendar, corrected yearly by observing the midwinter solstice.

It consists of a ring of standing stones, with each standing stone around 13 feet (4.0 m) high, 7 feet (2.1 m) wide and weighing around 25 tons.The ditch was continuous but had been dug in sections, like the ditches of the earlier causewayed enclosures in the area.The chalk dug from the ditch was piled up to form the bank.In approximately 3500 BC, a Stonehenge Cursus was built 700 metres (2,300 ft) north of the site as the first farmers began to clear the trees and develop the area.A number of other adjacent stone and wooden structures and burial mounds, previously overlooked, may date as far back as 4000 BC.

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