Was Orkney the Ceremonial Center of Britain?

Herald: Archaeologists using new techniques to investiagte Stone Age settlements in Orkney have discovered a site of massive size beneath the soil. Scientists from the Orkney Archaeological Trust (OAT) are using magnetometry, a science wich measures magnitism in the soil, to investigate a massive Stone Age settlement or ceremonial site that could dwarf Stonehenge.

According to Nick Card, projects manager of OAT, "Orkney has some of the densest archaeology in Europe. There was a particularly high level of activity in one particular area and we are not sure what this signifies."

Because Orkney has had less agricultural development than sites further south, archaeologists have found the area to be well preserved. Hopes are very high that further investigation will lead to new insights into domestic and ceremonial life of neolithic times.

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