Jakarta – Recent studies reveal a figure responsible for the construction of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England. It was discovered by comparing the human DNA from the Neolithic (12,000 years ago) in Britain, with people who lived in other European countries at the same time.
The result is that the ancestors of the makers of Stonehenge were migrants who settled in four thousand BC. (BC) came to Great Britain. They traveled from Anatolia (now Turkey) to the Iberian Peninsula and then went north, where the United Kingdom was.
The research itself is published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution.
The migration would be part of the enormous expansion of Anatolian society in 6000 BC. The population movement has also contributed to the introduction of agricultural activities in Europe.
Before that, the Blue Continent was inhabited by nomadic small groups. They fill their lives by hunting animals and collecting wild plants and shelled sea creatures.
Back again about the expansion of the Anatolian community. One of the first nomadic groups followed the Danube River to Central Europe. While other groups explore the western region through the Mediterranean.
The DNA studied reveals that people from the Neolithic in Great Britain usually & # 39; scattered & # 39; were from groups who took the route along the Mediterranean. They chose to leave the group instead of constantly having to move from one island to the other.
This is known because their DNA is more closely related to that of the Neolithic than to the Iberian Peninsula. The area includes Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Gibraltar and a bit of the French region.
They are estimated to have entered the UK via Wales or South West England. However, there are people who think that Anatolian society has also arrived from the West of England, so further research is still needed.
Birth of Stonehenge
Don't just introduce agriculture. The arrival of Anatolians to Great Britain also spread tradition in building monuments using large rocks known as megaliths.
Are you sure where the direction is? Yes, Stonehenge is part of that tradition, as quoted from the BBC, Tuesday (04/16/2019).
For your information, Anatolia saves one of the oldest temples in the world. Gobekli Tepe, the building made of megaliths, is expected to be built in the 10th millennium to the 8th millennium BC.
It was stated that there were more than 200 pillars. Each pillar has a maximum height of 6 meters and can weigh up to 10 tonnes.
The temple is certainly much older than Stonehenge, which was estimated to be built in 2500 BC. Each stone in the main circle of the monument can have a height of 4 meters and weigh 25 tonnes.
Furthermore, this certainly denied all conspiracy theories about the origin of the monument. Previously, many people thought that at that time Stonehenge could not possibly be created with the help of human technology.
Moreover, the site of English heritage has explained how Stonehenge was made. English Heritage itself is a charity that handles more than 400 historic buildings.
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