Was Stonehenge built in the Iron Age?
Stonehenge is perhaps the worlds most famous prehistoric monument. It was built in several stages: the first monument was an early henge monument, built about 5,000 years ago, and the unique stone circle was erected in the late Neolithic period about 2500 BC.
Why was Stonehenge created?
Stonehenge was built as a burial site Analysis of the bones suggests they were buried during this 500-year period. Carbon dating of the remains suggests they were cremated off-site, transported to Stonehenge and buried there around 4,400-5,000 years ago.
Who built Stonehenge and why did they build it?
One of the most popular beliefs was that Stonehenge was built by the Druids. These high priests of the Celts, constructed it for sacrificial ceremonies. It was John Aubrey, who first linked Stonehenge to the Druids.