Thursday, December 10, 2009

Connection between Stonehenge and Madagascar's modern-day megaliths?

As I promised here is a recent archaeology story from Archaeological Institute of America web site. They are the people who publish Archaeology magazine.

"One of Madagascar's first native-born archaeologists, Ramilisonina's ethnological research on modern Malagasy traditions informs his study of ancient sites on the island. Together with Mike Parker Pearson of the Stonehenge Riverside Project, he also developed a new interpretation of the ritual landscape around Stonehenge and the nearby timber-post site known as Woodhenge. He spoke with journalist Richard Covington about the recent discovery of "Bluestonehenge", a site near Woodhenge and Stonehenge, and the similarities between Madagascar's living traditions and the burial rituals of Neolithic England." 

The same overall web site features an interactive story on the Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2009.  You may also want look at the very interesting blog listed on the side panel here - Pagans for Archaeology