Mini-Stonehenge find 'important'
"Bluehenge", named for the hue of the 27 stones from Wales which once formed it, has been described by researchers as a "very important" find.
All that now exists of the 5,000-year-old site are a series of holes where the dolerite monoliths once stood.
Bluehenge lies at the end of the "Avenue" - a pathway connecting the larger Stonehenge to the River Avon.
The remains of the monument was unearthed over the summer by researchers from Sheffield University.
It is thought it was erected around the same time as its neighbour Stonehenge.
The circle was made using the Preseli spotted dolerite stone.
It is a chemically altered igneous rock - harder than granite - which was mined in the Preseli Mountains in Pembrokeshire and dragged 200 miles to the site on the banks of the river.
Full details of the Bluehenge discovery will be published in February.
The new stone circle is 10m (33 ft) in diameter and was surrounded by a henge – a ditch with an external bank.
The standing stones marked the end of the Avenue that leads from the River Avon to Stonehenge, a 1¾-mile long (2.8km) processional route constructed at the end of the Stone Age - or the Neolithic period.
The outer henge around the stones was built around 2400 BC, but arrowheads found in the stone circle indicate that the stones were put up as much as 500 years earlier.
When the newly discovered circle’s stones were removed by Neolithic tribes, they may, according to the team, have been dragged to Stonehenge, to be incorporated within its major rebuilding around 2500 BC.
It's often the case that things that defy an explanation or that simply don't suit our accepted historical story are carefully "adapted" and "translated" until they support the existing belief.