Scottish stone circle isn’t so ancient after all, archaeologists say

dreamtime

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Not to blame the archeologists here specifically, but this shows pretty well how research is carried out these days.

The story is a good example of how new information can force scientists to reconsider their initial conclusions. “I also think it is important in all walks of life to be open to new information that can question your ideas and hold your hands up to say when you got it wrong,” Ackerman told Ars. He says he and his team don’t regret their initial announcement.

Although it is pretty ironic that "new information" in this case simply was the owner calling them and straight up telling them he built it. If it wasn't for that, they would certainly still portray the story of a 4,000 year old religious stone circle.

So in the article they are describing a probably made up story how they were basically already on the right track when the call came in.

And they were simply looking at old maps for their "archeology" work. Which means this forum is now officially in the field of professional archeology! Congratulations to all of us.

Scottish stone circle isn’t so ancient after all, archaeologists say

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KorbenDallas

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Very interesting. To be honest, I did not even know this thing existed.
 

Timeshifter

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Local discovery made, announcement of exactly what it is follows.

Then, the real people in the know realise what this really is, and quickly ensure they issue an 'oops its just some landscaping by a farmer' follow up

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