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Tango0107 Oct 2022 9:14 p.m. PST

… Builders Ate Parasite-Infested Meat

"The Stonehenge monument in Wiltshire, England, annually draws more than a million visitors. The Neolithic solar calendar was built with multi-ton freestanding stones and remains a landmark to behold. While its founders are long dead, researchers just unearthed their feces — and found it was full of parasitic worm eggs.

Scientists from the University of Cambridge found the fossilized clumps of feces (or coprolites) in a refuse heap at Durrington Walls. According to LiveScience, this Neolithic settlement 1.7 miles from Stonehenge was home to its builders and their dogs. Evidently, both had eaten tainted animal meat during winter feasts…"

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Grelber08 Oct 2022 11:54 a.m. PST

Interesting, if a little weird. I suppose information like this helps to gradually build up our understanding of people who lived 4500 years ago, and you never know where an odd tidbit like this might lead.

Who is going to make sure his hamburger is well done.

Stryderg08 Oct 2022 3:08 p.m. PST

Oh. I read the title as "fences". I was wondering how many ancient fences were still around to be studied.

Tango0108 Oct 2022 3:09 p.m. PST



Tango0109 Oct 2022 4:27 p.m. PST



Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2022 10:10 p.m. PST

Just saw an interesting item on unexplained mysteries. Apparently, according to DNA, the builders were from Anatolia (Turkey) :0

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