New excavations at Stonehenge appear to point to the great monument having been built with the sole purpose of baffling archaeologists.
'We make a mistake sometimes,' explained Professor Bluestone-Lintel of Leicester University, 'in assuming that Neolithic people were very different to us; that they created a culture of monumentality based around beliefs and ritual. In fact they may have been very much like us. The evidence appears to suggest monuments like Stonehenge were probably the result of a few people getting rat-arsed and deciding it would be a laugh to pinch some stones from Wales, then stick them in Wessex in a circle to confuse people later.'
The new evidence came to light during a recent dig - to be shown on a Time Team special next week. 'We were digging holes going by geophys results,' says Tony Robinson (who himself has never dug a hole in his life), 'and each time we looked at an anomaly it turned out to be a pile of flint arrows, pointing North East. We were very excited, feeling we were being led to something truly fascinating which would really aid our understanding.' However, on digging the final trench, it was revealed that the long treasure hunt yielded only a pile of stones shaped like this: :-p