Stonehenge Archaeologists Furious at Construction Crew Accused of ‘Smashing’ a 6,000-Year-Old Platform

Live Science | 12/6/2018 | Staff
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Archaeologists at Stonehenge have accused a highway construction company of drilling through a 6,000-year-old platform at Blick Mead — an ancient settlement about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) east of England's famous stone circle.

According to the BBC, the digging was part of a plan to construct a 1.8-mile (2.9 km) tunnel below Stonehenge, which was approved several years ago to ease traffic around the popular historic site.

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"It's complete vandalism," Jacques told NBC News. "We have dug in the area since 2005, carefully sieving and working at times with toothbrushes. And for them to have come in and...
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