Stonehenge Had Women's Rights All Figured Out, So Why Don't We?

A surprising new discovery about our prehistoric predecessors

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According to a new study, freshly analysing lots of bones that were discovered almost a century ago, Stonehenge were way ahead of the curve when it came to women's rights. 

During the 1920s, one of the excavations at Stonehenge revealed a number of bodies buried at a site now known as Aubrey Hole 7.

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A newer re-evaluation of the bones has revealed them to be the bodies of 14 women and nine men, including some children.

This has led people to believe that women had more established leadership roles than we might have originally assumed, as only people of relatively high status would have been buried at Stonehenge itself at the time.

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The archaologists who carried out this most recent study have revealed an unexpected degree of gender equality, compared to other neolithic burial sites. 

Interestingly, throughout our long tradition of obsessing over the ritual ground and of re-enacting scenes that we've imagined might have taken place there, we've mostly put men at the forefront of all the activity.

It might be time to stage a few new ones.

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