Pit left by fallen tree, lined with cobbles, shows hunter-gatherers’ sophisticated understanding of landscape

Evidence that Mesolithic hunter-gatherers were environmentally aware home builders has emerged a mile from Stonehenge – together with a stone age version of the storage heater.

Archaeologists have expressed astonishment at the 6,000-year-old discovery – the stone age equivalent of an eco home – in a heavily wooded spot 15 metres away from the busy A303 in Wiltshire.

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Source: Guardian Environment