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!
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...
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!”
Thursday, 8 October 2009
This is a major development, with two senior geologists presenting their evidence in print. The article is in the new edition of British Archaeology, dated 9th October. Needless to say, I feel very chuffed, and don't feel quite as lonely as I did yesterday!
Rob Ixer and Richard Bevins have studied thousands of rock specimens from recent excavations at Stonehenge. They conclude that many bluestones came not from Pembrokeshire, but from a far wider area, perhaps north Wales (Snowdonia, the Llyn Peninsula and Anglesey), or even beyond. The well-known spotted dolerite is a Preseli rock, they say but the likely source was not Carnmenyn (where archaeologists have recently claimed to have found quarries) but nearby Carngoedog.
The photo above is of Carngoedog -- identified quite a long time ago as the most likely source of the majority of the spotted dolerites, but of course studiously ignored by Profs Darvill and Wainwright and most of the other key archaeologists working in the UK.
Is it at all possible the stones were moved across ice? Or that they were moved by ice? Have they ruled that out?
............One of the many huge puzzles remains how the bluestone from Wales travelled 190 miles to the heart of south-west England...............
“Now researchers are claiming that in fact the Stonehenge bluestones actually came from Carn Goedog almost a mile away”
OK, so now, one of the many puzzles remains how the bluestones travelled 189 miles to the heart of south-west England!!!
That’s a mighty tall corral there pardner. They must have had some high horses.
Where’s the “I’m not saying it was aliens” guy?