The team have uncovered what is by far the largest cache of Mesolithic (Middle Stone Age) flint tools yet found in the area, together with the bones of a massive prehistoric cow called an aurochs and evidence it may have been cooked. The finds suggest Stonehenge was an important centre for human activity thousands of years before the stone circle was built.
They’ve also found votive objects left as offerings to a god or goddess on the same site during the Bronze or early Iron Age. The most striking is a pair of carved waterfowl, probably ducks, dating from around 700 BC and believed to be the oldest figurines yet found in Britain.
David Jacques and members of the team talk about the work on video, and in the media:
Independent: You never know what you might unearth
Photos: Luke Beaman