NOVA: Secrets of Stonehenge on WXXI-TV

NOVA: Secrets of Stonehenge on WXXI-TV

Tue, 11/16/2010 - 8:00pm

Pictured: Stonehenge at dawn

Credit: Courtesy of Keith Rodgerson/Courtesy of WGBH

Stonehenge may be the best-known and most mysterious relic of prehistory.

Every year, a million visitors are drawn to England to gaze upon the famous circle of stones, but the monument’s meaning has continued to elude us. Now investigations inside and around Stonehenge have kicked off a dramatic new era of discovery and debate over who built Stonehenge and for what purpose. How did prehistoric people quarry, transport, sculpt and erect these giant stones? Granted exclusive access to the dig site at Bluestonehenge, a prehistoric stone circle monument recently discovered about a mile from Stonehenge, NOVA cameras join a new generation of researchers finding important clues to this enduring mystery.

NOVA: Secrets of Stonehenge airs Tuesday, November 16 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 11/cable 1011).

PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA programs demystify science and technology, and highlight the people involved in scientific pursuits.

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