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Mesolithic posts are raised to the north-west of the Stonehenge site.
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Early farmers build the causewayed enclosure at Robin Hood's Ball, two cursus monuments (rectangular earthworks) and several long barrows in the landscape north of Stonehenge.
The first Stonehenge is built, an earthwork enclosure about 100 metres across enclosed by a circular ditch and two banks.
Stones are raised in the centre of the enclosure using larger sarsens in two concentric arrangements, and smaller 'bluestones' in a double arc between them.
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Well-furnished individual Beaker graves are dug near the Stonehenge site, including that of the Amesbury Archer.
The central bluestones are rearranged to form a circle and inner oval. The earthwork Avenue connects Stonehenge with the river Avon.
Two rings of pits are dug around the stone settings, perhaps for a rearrangement of the stones that was never completed.
Four of the sarsens are adorned with over 100 carvings of axeheads and a few daggers, perhaps symbols of power or status.
A major hillfort, Vespasian's Camp, is built about one mile east of Stonehenge, near the river Avon.
Many Roman objects are left at Stonehenge, suggesting the site may be a place of ritual importance to Romano-British people.
Writers, artists and antiquarians take more and more interest in Stonehenge.
The Ministry of Defence buys a vast area of Salisbury Plain for army training exercises.
Landowner Sir Edmund Antrobus organises the re-erection of the leaning tallest trilithon.
Local landowner Cecil Chubb buys Stonehenge from the Antrobus family and gives it to the nation.
The last stones are consolidated.
The road which ran right past the stones is closed. A new visitor centre and exhibition centre is built 2 kilometres away from the monument. The stone circle is reunited with its sacred landscape.
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