Bones of pigs helped to reveal one of the riddles of Stonehenge

Scientists conducted an isotope analysis of the bones of pigs found in the vicinity of Stonehenge and found that the animals were brought to the archaeological monument from all corners of Britain, writes “Agro Center”.

According to Richard Madgwick from Cardiff University, at the beginning of the last century, the remains of several hundred pigs eaten on ritual holidays were found in Stonehenge. Modern scientists had studied the bones with the help of technologies and came to an interesting conclusion. Animals were imported from different parts of modern Britain, although local meat was available and there was no need for transporting poorly adapted pigs across the country.

In his opinion, there might have been certain rules that forced people to bring their pigs to celebrations.

Madgwick and his colleagues believe that the delivery of animals from different parts of the country suggests that such monuments played an important role in the lives of all the inhabitants of the future of Britain, who knew about the existence of such monuments and honored them, writes “Science Advances” magazine.

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