Stonehenge surrounded by Stonehedge

A new study of the landscape around Stonehenge seems to suggest that Stonehenge was once surrounded by two low, concentric hedges. The media have dubbed the foliage "Stonehedge."

The discovery was made during a survey of the area's landscape by English Heritage, who believes that the hedges would have served as a screen to activites inside the henge. Findings from the survey will be available in British Archaeology magazine. Editor Mike Pitts said, "It is utterly surprising that this is the first survey for such a long time, but the results are fascinating. Stonehenge never fails to reveal more surprises."