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Five thousand years ago, in the middle of what is now Wiltshire, Stone Age people stood upon the earthen walls of an immense oval arena, staring out across Salisbury Plain.Giant stones, each the height of three men, decorated the curving earth bank.

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Today, we parcel up our religion and place it in a separate building, such as a church or mosque.

But at Durrington Walls and Stonehenge, there was no specific area set aside for religious activity Archaeologists have found 40 complete, buried stones, 35 broken ones and around 50 empty sockets where other stones stood.

Archaeologists have found 40 complete, buried stones, 35 broken ones and around 50 empty sockets where other stones stood.

This artist's impression issued by the British Science Association shows how the Durrington Walls monoliths might have looked more than 4,500 years ago Prehistoric religion was all-encompassing.