Stonehenge is not the only prehistoric feature in the region in the south of England. In the millennia B.C. there was a lot erected and built, which points to an active ritual landscape. The entire complex around the famous stone circle is said to be at least 11,000 years old. The monument is part of an impressive landscape of early Neolithic, late Neolithic and early Bronze Age monuments.
Stonehenge, the most striking monument, was erected on an open clearing within a densely wooded region. Around and especially in the subsoil, many traces of our ancestors were found. Among other things, there were traces of villages, graves, and further pile circles, so-called wood henges. People were buried there, rituals were held, and meetings took place. People came from large parts of the country and the facility was constantly expanded, enlarged and changed.
The whole area is thus a vast ritual landscape, which grew and developed over the centuries. The purpose may have gradually changed. The Stonehenge complex alone was extended and used over 2500 years, the ritual landscape around it many centuries before. Longer than Christianity is old today – in all this time the understanding can change fundamentally.