7,500-year-old Spanish ‘Stonehenge’ discovered in future avocado farm

Archaeologists have discovered one of Europe’s largest Neolithic stone complexes near the town of Huelva in southwestern Spain, ahead of plans to grow avocados there.

The oldest standing stones—called “menhirs” in many parts of Europe, possibly from the Celtic word for “stone”—may be up to 7,500 years old, and the entire complex consists of thousands of individual stones spread over 1,500 acres (600 hectares) on the sides and top of a small hill.

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