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Prehistoric faeces discovered in Wiltshire gives a hint about the cooking skills of Stonehenge builders

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Ancient faeces found near Stonehenge show its builders may have dined on badly cooked cow offal during epic winter feasts. The bizarre find at Durrington Walls, just 2.8km from the ancient stones in Wiltshire, dates from 2,500 BC. Five of the coprolites - one human and four dog - contained the eggs of parasitic worms.
3 months ago·Wiltshire, United Kingdom

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The Guardian

Stonehenge builders ate undercooked offal, ancient faeces reveals

Intestinal parasites recovered from prehistoric rubbish dumps shine light on lives and diet of builders

3 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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The Independent

Ancient Britons who built Stonehenge feasted on offal, study finds

Remains of village nearby offer insight into diet of 4,000 years ago – and associated infections, writes Liam James

3 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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CNN

Ancient poop reveals what the builders of Stonehenge liked to eat

Parasitic worms in ancient poop found at the site of a prehistoric village near Stonehenge reveal that the settlement's inhabitants -- who likely built the stone circle -- feasted on the internal organs of cattle.

3 months ago·Atlanta, United States
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KVIA

Ancient poop reveals what the builders of Stonehenge liked to eat

By Katie Hunt, CNNAncient poop found at the site of a prehistoric village near Stonehenge revealed that the settlement’s inhabitants — who likely built the stone circle — feasted on the internal organs of cattle.Several pieces of fossilized poop, which scientists call coprolites, were unearthed from a refuse heap at a settlement known as Durrington Walls, just 1.7 miles (2.8 kilometers) from Stonehenge. The village dates back to around 2500 BC, …

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KRDO

Ancient poop reveals what the builders of Stonehenge liked to eat

By Katie Hunt, CNNAncient poop found at the site of a prehistoric village near Stonehenge revealed that the settlement’s inhabitants — who likely built the stone circle — feasted on the internal organs of cattle.Several pieces of fossilized poop, which scientists call coprolites, were unearthed from a refuse heap at a settlement known as Durrington Walls, just 1.7 miles (2.8 kilometers) from Stonehenge. The village dates back to around 2500 BC, …

3 months ago
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Ancient poop reveals what the builders of Stonehenge liked to eat - Local News 8

By Katie Hunt, CNNAncient poop found at the site of a prehistoric village near Stonehenge revealed that the settlement’s inhabitants — who likely built the stone circle — feasted on the internal organs of cattle.Several pieces of fossilized poop, which scientists call coprolites, were unearthed from a refuse heap at a settlement known as Durrington Walls, just 1.7 miles (2.8 kilometers) from Stonehenge. The village dates back to around 2500 BC, …

3 months ago
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