Six homes have been found by the Stonehenge monument reported the Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/30/AR2007013000661.html?sub=new">) .They were found underneath the Stonehenge Wold Heritage Site and show that Stonehenge is part of a larger monument. The excavation started in the summer of 2006 and will continue through 2010. In the homes contained tools, jewelry, pottery, and human and animal bones. The six newly excavated houses within the Durrington Walls were dated to the same period, Michael Parker Pearson, one of the main researchers, said, leading the team to conclude that they housed the men and women who worked on the structures, and people who came to the site for ceremonies. The homes were 16 feet by 16 feet and housed men and women who worked on the monument and came for funerals.
The reporter, Marc Kaufman, used alot of fact in his article, since there really is no opinion associated with this topic. He quoted a main researcher, but doesn't say if the person is important or not. The quotes are used to show what the researchers think about the uses of Stonehenge.
The Star Tribune also published an article about this discovery (http://www.startribune.com/722/story/970619.html). Their reporter, Thomas H. Maugh li, was shorter and focuesed more on how this will effect the archaeologists' community rather than historical meaning. Maugh also quotes the same person as the Washington Post, Michael Parker Pearson, but the Star Tribune says Parker Pearson led the team. Maugh also quoted someone who wasn't involved in the reasearch but it is used to show reaction and opinion about the discoveries.
I think the Washington Post reporter did a better job of informing the audience of what was found. It was more interesting for me to know what was found rather than how it will effect a community I have no relation to. It would have been nice to have a quote from someone other than Parker Pearson, but the focus of the story seemed to be more on the findings to show the real meaning of Stonehenge.