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  • n. Plural form of henge.

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Examples

  • Â It is believed that henges were created for either astrological discovery or burial grounds.

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  • Â Since there is no writtenÂhistory on the henges, their use is conjecture.

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  • I know I've mentioned repeatedly that the Complaint Department builds crop circles and henges out of glitterballs in the night, all around my bed.

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  • What makes the prospect of the Great Stones Way so exciting is the sense that for more than a millennium, between around 3000 and 2000BC, the area it crosses was the scene of frenzied Neolithic building activity, with henges, burial barrows and processional avenues criss-crossing the route.

    Magic circles: walking from Avebury to Stonehenge

  • Professor Mike Parker Pearson, an archaeologist who has been excavating for many seasons at Durrington Walls, another nearby timber henge site, has already suggested that timber henges and structures were associated with feasting for the living, and stone circles with the realms of the dead.

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  • Participation in the building of monumental henges, as well as feasting together, would have helped cement the bonds of kinship among the scattered Neolithic people.

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  • It was not too long before other wooden henges began to be discovered.

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  • To people who were prepared to lug bluestones 240 miles from Wales, spend thousands of hours quarrying chalk with antler picks or raise tree-trunks three feet thick in henges, natural materials were obviously of the greatest symbolic significance.

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  • Huge numbers of the Late Neolithic people who made Durrington Walls and its timber henges would have come together from some distance out of small, scattered groups at particular times of the year, and Edmonds thinks the feeling of being part of something bigger would have been of great importance in their lives.

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  • We joined the circle just in time to see the hand fastings a wedding ceromony - there was a priest there who mentioned a goddess of the henges though I can't remember what he called her.

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