There are between 150 and 240 cremation burials at Stonehenge, according to a recent study.
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Despite a century of scientific scrutiny, the 5,000-year-old Neolithic monument in southern England known as Stonehenge has yielded very few secrets about the people buried amid its ring of towering rocks.But a eureka moment discovery by Christophe Snoeck, a University of Oxford graduate student at the time, revealed that many probably came from as far afield as Wales in western Britain, source of the bluestone used to carve Stonehenge's mysterious and entrancing monuments. Others may have died on the job, or settled near Stonehenge to finish their days.Archeologists already knew that Stonehenge bluestone came from Wales, so when the strontium profile of these 10 outsiders matched what is known of the region's flora, it seemed reasonable to assume they did as well.To this day, much remains unknown about the prehistoric humans who erected Stonehenge, including the beliefs and rituals that animated their culture.
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