Long Man of Wilmington a Renaissance Construct?

News Telegraph: New research on England's tallest chalk hill figure has revealed that the "Long Man of Wilmington" dates from the 16th century. Historians have not been able to agree on the age of England's mysterious chalk hill carvings, but new research on the tallest of the figures, Sussex's Long Man of Wilmington, places the age in the middle of the 16th century. The research was undertaken by archaeologists at Reading University, headed by Professor Martin Bell, and consisted of analysis of chalk fragments washed down from the slopes.

"I didn't expect this date at all," said Prof Bell. "I expected it to be no later than Anglo Saxon."

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