5000 year old burial site found near Stonehenge

Burial monument dating back 5000 years found in Wiltshire Credit: University of Reading

Students and archaeologists from the University of Reading have found a burial site dating back 5000 years in Wiltshire.

The monument was discovered between Stonehenge and Avebury as part of the University’s final Archaeology Field School in Pewsey Vale.

At the site a Neolithic long barrow burial mound - known as Cat’s Brain - was found and is the first, in half a century to be investigated in Wiltshire.

The monument, which predates nearby Marden Henge by over 1,000 years, may contain human remains buried there around 3,600 BC.