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The Boscombe Bowmen
Update - November 2011: Buy the book "The Amesbury Archer and the Boscombe Bowmen - Bell Beaker burials at Boscombe Down, Amesbury, Wiltshire".
Some of the men who built Stonehenge have been found. Their grave, which dates to the beginning of the Bronze Age, about 2,300 BC, was found at Boscombe Down near to Stonehenge. Press Release...
Many of the stones at Stonehenge were brought from Wales at about this time. Chemical tests on the teeth of the men, called the Boscombe Bowmen, have shown that they were almost certainly born in Wales.
In medieval times, people believed that the stones could only have been brought to Stonehenge by Merlin the Wizard. Now archaeologists have found the mortal remains of one of the families who were almost certainly involved in this monumental task.
This section gives details, including the results of tests carried out to find out as much information about the Boscombe Bowmen as possible.