Dating site spiritualists
The stones are set within earthworks in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds.
Archaeologists believe it was constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BC.
The surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC.
Three of the posts (and possibly four) were in an east-west alignment which may have had ritual significance.The Oxford English Dictionary cites Ælfric's tenth-century glossary, in which henge-cliff is given the meaning "precipice", or stone, thus the stanenges or Stanheng "not far from Salisbury" recorded by eleventh-century writers are "supported stones".William Stukeley in 1740 notes, "Pendulous rocks are now called henges in Yorkshire...Despite being contemporary with true Neolithic henges and stone circles, Stonehenge is in many ways atypical—for example, at more than 7.3 metres (24 ft) tall, its extant trilithons supporting lintels held in place with mortise and tenon joints, make it unique. Stonehenge evolved in several construction phases spanning at least 1500 years.There is evidence of large-scale construction on and around the monument that perhaps extends the landscape's time frame to 6500 years.