March 03, 2010
An enigmatic site, possibly dating to the Neolithic Period (8500 B.C. to 4300 B.C.) has been identified in the Syrian Desert. The archaeological remains found include stone circles, stone alignments and corbelled roof tombs and are being referred to as “Syria’s Stonehenge.” It is not a common type of site from this time period and its meaning remains mysterious.
The site dates further back than what archaeologists believed to be the emergence of the use of stone for construction around 4,500 B.C. The remains found may be that of an off-site burial, which was an uncommon practice during the Neolithic.
Syria's Stonehenge: Neolithic stone circles, alignments and possible tombs discovered - News, Archaeology - The Independent