Archaeologists have just recognized the Scottish Stonehenge, which has not been discovered for almost 5000 years. Buzz60's Tony Spitz has the details.

Although Stonehenge may be the most famous of megaliths in Europe, it is far from the only: There are about 35,000 of these mysterious stone structures across the continent.

Now a new study shows that ancient culture What has now appeared in the Brittany region in the northwest of France may have begun building these structures and monuments about 7000 years ago. through the sea routes in Europe over the next 1000 years

For ten years, Schulz Paulson created a "megalithic evolution" using radiocarbon dating at more than 2000 historic sites in Europe. "In this way, we have succeeded in proving that the earliest megaliths come from northwest France and spread along the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts in three consecutive major phases," she wrote in the study.

Ancient French people may not have built Stonehenge, may have inspired – and gave an idea of ​​it – to the people who built it.

If that's true, then marine skills and technologies in societies like this may have been far more advanced than previously thought, the study said.

dancing during a Stonehenge autumn equino holiday. (Photo: Matt Cardy, Getty Images)

The famous Stonehenge is among the newest built megaliths, probably around 2500 BC. Other theories claim they may have arisen in the Middle East or even possibly independently, but this new study seems to govern these ideas.

"This shows absolutely that Brittany is the origin of the European megalithic phenomenon," Michael Parker Pearson, an archaeologist and Stonehenge specialist at University College London, told Science .

The results were published Monday in the reviewed Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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