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Early Stonehenge Pilgrims Came From Afar, With Cattle in Tow

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Science  27 Jun 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5884, pp. 1704-1705
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5884.1704

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Isotopic studies of teeth from six cattle found at a nearby earthen henge, coming on the heels of new dates for human remains at Stonehenge, are fueling ongoing debates about whether the 5000-year-old monument served chiefly as a "place of the dead" or whether its stones were valued for their healing properties.