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Avebury, Blandford, Duropolis

6 August 2015

At http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/neolithic-house-dis… … the remains of a house have been found at Avebury, situated near the West Kennet avenue (two parallel lines of stones that stretch for one and a half miles). Many other finds, from miniature flint saws and arrowheads to various other undisclosed items have been dug out of the ground.

The Times reported on the remains of a pre-Roman town in Dorset, near Blandford Forum. It consists of 100s of round houses arranged in a planned layout and has been named Duropolis (after the Durotriges tribe). The town was built around 100BC. The surprising thing is there was no indication on the surface of what lay beneath. It was just a ploughed field.

At http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/summer-2015/article/archaeologists-… … which is a bit older than Duropolis. In fact, it goes back to 8000BC and is slightly older than nearby Catal Huyuk.

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