Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Prehistoric child is discovered buried with 'toy hedgehog' at Stonehenge

I suspect that this child is not really "prehistoric" in a technical sense. But nevertheless, I found this a moving and interesting story.

"This toy hedgehog, found in a child's grave at Stonehenge, is proof of what we have always known - children have always loved to play.

The chalk figurine was probably a favourite possession of the three year old, and placed next to the child when they died in the late Bronze Age or early Iron Age, around 3,000 years ago."

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