Relic linked to Seahenge
13 August 2004 08:00
The carved figure which may hold clues to Seahenge
A simple carved wooden figure could hold the key to an amazing new theory
about the true meaning of Norfolk's Seahenge site.
Scientists have carbon-dated the relic, found in the Thames Estuary in
1912, and discovered that it dates back to the same period as the older
of Norfolk's two timber circles.
Archaeologists now believe instead of being composed of plain wooden
posts, parts of a Bronze Age timber circle found close to the site of
Seahenge could have been decorated with carvings resembling native
American totem poles.