BBC (July 22, 2010)
"The new "henge" is about 900m (2,950ft) from the giant stones
"Archaeologists have discovered a second henge at Stonehenge, described as the most exciting find there in 50 years.
"The circular ditch surrounding a smaller circle of deep pits about a metre (3ft) wide has been unearthed at the world-famous site in Wiltshire.
"Archaeologists conducting a multi-million pound study believe timber posts were in the pits.
"Project leader Professor Vince Gaffney, from the University of Birmingham, said the discovery was 'exceptional'.
"The new 'henge' - which means a circular monument dating to Neolithic and Bronze Ages - is situated about 900m (2,950ft) from the giant stones on Salisbury Plain...."
There's a short video embedded in the BBC article, which includes a very quick look at the wheeled scanners that researchers ran over the landscape around Stonehenge. The things look a little like lawnmowers.
This new henge seems to have a burial mound in its center.
Archaeologists don't always use shovels these days: which is good for the next set of researchers visiting a site, since whatever's buried stayed buried; and which often speeds up the process of finding out what's under the landscape.
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BBC (July 19, 2010)