Skip to comments.Archaeologists looking for Stonehenge origins 'are digging in wrong place'
Posted on 11/28/2013 5:42:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv
One of the mysteries of Stonehenge is how some of its stones were brought from Pembrokeshire in Wales to Wiltshire. Photograph: I Capture Photography/Alamy For almost a century archaeologists have been braving the wind and rain on an exposed Welsh hillside in an attempt to solve one of the key mysteries of Stonehenge.
But new research about to be published suggests that over the decades they may have been chipping away at the wrong rocky outcrop on the Preseli Hills in Pembrokeshire.
The work in the hills is a crucial element in the understanding of Stonehenge because it is generally accepted that the bluestones that form part of the ancient Wiltshire monument came from this remote spot in south-west Wales. One of the many huge puzzles remains how the bluestone from Wales travelled 190 miles to the heart of south-west England.
Since the 1920s much of the work in Preseli has focused on a spot known as Carn Meini. Now researchers are claiming that in fact the Stonehenge bluestones actually came from Carn Goedog almost a mile away.
Richard Bevins, keeper of geology at the National Museum of Wales and one of those involved in the study, suggested he was not going to be terribly popular with some fellow experts.
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New research suggests stones came from Carn Goedog in Pembrokeshire almost a mile from site of excavations
I sure don’t want to sound like Hillary but what difference does it make?
I thought they bought the stones at Home Depot and paid extra to have them delivered and assembled at the site. May have been Lowes.
I have been to Stonehenge and moving those stones even a mile without heavy equipment was quite a feat!
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Stonehenge and the Ice Age How much do we know about Stonehenge? Less than we think. And what has Stonehenge got to do with the Ice Age? More than we might think. This blog is mostly devoted to the problems of where the Stonehenge bluestones came from, and how they got from their source areas to the monument. Now and then I will muse on related Stonehenge topics which have an Ice Age dimension...
and i have andean dreams
I have Andean candy, right here, so there.
Bluestones, I guess it isn’t a modern problem.
And this is just the bluestones quarry, not the really big ones. :’)
Thanks, nice pic find as always!
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Rustoleum stone paint in a rainbow of colors.
Dolerites found on the hill of Carn Goedog
“Archaeologists looking for Stonehenge origins ‘are digging in wrong place’”
Or, like a girl once said to me: “That’s not it!”
Is that clip from Raiders of the Lost Ark?