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THE workforce that built Stonehenge 4,500 years ago came in their thousands from the length and breadth of Britain, a study shows.

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Settlers are said to have travelled from as far away as the Scottish highlands

The massive stone circle was erected over a decade by people attending the equivalent of “Glastonbury festival and a motorway building scheme at the same time”, says Professor Mike Parker Pearson, from University College London.

Analysis of a nearby Wiltshire settlement suggests 4,000 people at once would have gathered at the site when Britain’s then population was only tens of thousands.

Cattle and pig teeth show people travelled from as far away as the Scottish Highlands.

Prof Parker Pearson said construction of the monument was “not all fun, there’s work too”.

Secrets of the Stonehenge Skeletons is on Channel 4 tomorrow at 8pm

Full story in the Express: http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/382949/Secret-behind-the-building-of-Stonehenge

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