Archaeologists carry out study of Stonehenge

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ARCHAEOLOGICAL experts from Sheffield have helped to carry out the first-ever comprehensive digital examination of Stonehenge.

Experts from ArcHeritage, based on Campo Lane in the city centre and part of York Archaeological Trust educational charity, undertook the work for English Heritage.

Stonework was examined by lasers to assess its condition.

Marcus Abbott, of ArcHeritage, said: “The real stones have several texture and surface variations which camouflage subtle features that cannot be found by the naked eye.”

Findings included 72 new prehistoric carvings, in addition to 44 already known - and that Stonehenge had been positioned to create visual impact for people to walk towards the monument from the valley below.