New radiocarbon dating of cremated remains suggests that burials at Stonehenge may have begun earlier than originally estimated and lasted for longer. Evidence now suggests that burials began at the same time as construction at the monument site and continued through the erection of the monument's monolithic stones. While scientists suggest that Stonhenge might have marked the site of a Neolithic royal cemetery, they continue to emphasize the ceremonial functions of this unique monument. Read more at:
MSNBC, “Did Stonehenge start out as royal cemetery?”
National Geographic, "Stonehenge"