Woodbridge Henge

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Woodbridge Henge is a circular monument near Woodbridge, Suffolk ​, East Anglia,​ United Kingdom ​. It dates to Neolithic ​ and Bronze Ages ​ and also consists of a ditch ​ with an external earthwork, and a burial mound ​ in the middle. [1]

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Woodbridge location in the UK

The site was discovered by ScottishPower Renewables during the construction of East Anglia ONE windfarm ​​. It has been excavated by Archaeological Solutions in Bury St Edmunds ​, under project manager Vinny Monahan. Monahan has called the site "phenomenal" and experts have suggested that it is of "international significance" . He noted that the henge ditch had a "perfectly preserved" walkway, with tookmarks and wood in some places "as good as the day it was placed in the earth" . [1]

Among the finds was the skull ​of an Auroch ​, an extinct, prehistoric ​type of cattle that was radiocarbon dated ​ to 4,300 BC. The skull has been cut in a way that suggests it had potentially been fixed to a pole as a totem ​ or used as some form of headdress ​. [3]

Around 400 archaeologists ​ have been involved studying the site in the last two years, with anything up to 250 people working on it at any given time. [2]

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Skull of an Auroch found at the site
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An ancient Auroch

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