Skeleton is Found – level 3

11-01-2018 15:00

A recent discovery of a 4,000-year-old skeleton may shed light on the lives of people who may have lived near Stonehenge.

Archaeologists unearthed a skeleton of an adolescent between Stonehenge and Avebury, Europe’s largest Neolithic stone circle which is around 40 kilometres from Stonehenge.

The leading archaeologist described the finding as a “wonderful discovery”. Thought to date back to the Bronze Age, the body was found in a foetal position. There was also an amber necklace on the skeleton. Archaeologists are trying to find out the age and the gender of the ancient ancestor.

Difficult words: shed light (to help to explain), Neolithic (when humans used stone for weapons and tools), Bronze Age (when humans used bronze for weapons and tools), foetal position (the body position of an unborn child inside its mother), amber (tree sap turned into a hard, yellowish rock; it is used to make jewellery), ancestor (a person who lived before you), worship (to pray).

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