The Stonehenge Archer is the name given to a Bronze Age man whose body was discovered in the outer ditch of Stonehenge. The term Bronze Age refers to a period in human cultural development when the most advanced Metalworking (at least in systematic and widespread use included techniques for Stonehenge is a Prehistoric Monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about west of Amesbury and north of Salisbury Stonehenge is a Prehistoric Monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about west of Amesbury and north of Salisbury Unlike most burials in the Stonehenge Landscape his body was not in a barrow, although it did appear to have been deliberately and carefully buried in the ditch. The Stonehenge Landscape is a property of The National Trust, located on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England
Examination of the skeleton indicated that the man was local to the area, and aged about 30 when he died. In Biology, the skeleton is a strong and often a rigid framework that supports the body of an animal holding it upright and giving it shape and strength (Also skeletal Radiocarbon dating suggests that he died around 2300BC, making his death roughly contemporary with the Amesbury Archer and Boscombe Bowmen buried 3 miles away in Amesbury. Carbon-14, 14C, or radiocarbon, is a Radioactive isotope of Carbon discovered on February 27, 1940, by The Amesbury Archer is an early Bronze Age man whose grave was discovered in Amesbury during excavations at the site of a new housing development The Boscombe Bowmen is the name given by Archaeologists to a group of early Bronze Age individuals found in a shared burial at Boscombe Down near Stonehenge Amesbury is a Town and Civil parish in the English county of Wiltshire, eight miles north of Salisbury.
He came to be known as an archer because of the stone wrist-guard and a number of flint arrowheads buried with him. Early Bronze Age stone wrist-guards are found across Europe from around 2400-1900BC and are closely associated with the Beaker culture and Unetice culture. Flint (or flintstone) is a hard sedimentary Cryptocrystalline form of the Mineral Quartz, categorized as a variety of Chert An arrowhead is point of an Arrow, or a shape resembling such a point as Archaeological artifacts arrowheads are a subclass of Projectile points In fact evidence suggests that several of the arrowheads tips were located in the skeletons bones, indicating that the man may have been killed by them.
His body was excavated in 1978 by Richard Atkinson and John G. Richard Atkinson may refer to Richard C Atkinson (b 1929 former president of the University of California Richard J Evans who had been re-examining an older trench in the ditch and bank of Stonehenge. A trench is a type of excavation or depression in the ground Trenches are generally defined by being deeper than they are wide (as opposed to a wider Gully or Ditch His remains are now housed in the Salisbury and South Wiltshire museum in Salisbury. Salisbury (ˈsɒlzbri ˈsɔːlzbri ('Solzbry' or ˈzɔːwzbri ('Zawzbry' — moving from RP to local dialect) is a cathedral city in the