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Topic Title: Archaeological Interpretation
Topic Summary: Digital archaeology at Stonehenge
Created On: 09 April 2015 08:38 PM
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Related E&T article: Stonehenge: digital mapping reveals the true picture
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 09 April 2015 08:38 PM
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Canuck57

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The article states in the beginning, "The research has revealed that the area around Stonehenge was heavy with additional monuments, chapels and burial chambers...". If all that is being used is digital and remote sensing technology (i.e. motorised magnetometer systems, ground-penetrating radar arrays and electromagnetic induction sensors) to visualize what's under the surface at Stonehenge, then how do they know that these "additional monuments" are "chapels" and "burial chambers"?

Until they are actually excavated and studied (i.e. through your self-proclaimed "intrusive and time-consuming digging"), I think it would be academically prudent if we just refer to them as "structures" for the time being, and not speculate about their actual use or meaning. Until these artifacts have been properly studied everything is simply "speculation" or "educated guesses".
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