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The dating is the major finding from an excavation inside the henge by Profs Tim Darvill and Geoff Wainwright.

The duo found evidence suggesting Stonehenge was a centre of healing.

"The theory that it was a centre of healing is certainly a plausible one, but I don't think we can rule out the other main competing theory - that the temple was a meeting point between the land of the living and the dead.

"I am not yet persuaded that the Amesbury Archer came to Stonehenge to be healed.

"It's quite extraordinary that the date of the Amesbury Archer is identical with our new date for the bluestones of Stonehenge," said Professor Darvill.Strictly speaking, the result was rounded down to "between 2400BC and 2200BC" - but 2300BC is taken as the average.An even more precise date will be produced in the coming months."It's an incredible feeling, a dream come true," said Professor Wainwright, formerly chief archaeologist at English Heritage."We told the world we were going to date Stonehenge.

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