Thursday, December 17, 2015

New Discovery Solves One Mystery of Stonehenge's Construction

Archaeologists have long thought the bluestones in Stonehenge came from sites in Wales. Now they say they're found the precise source in two quarries in the Preseli hills in Pembrokeshire. Image Courtesy of Adam Stanford and National Geographic.
Archaeologists have long thought the bluestones in Stonehenge came from sites in Wales.
Now they say they're found the precise source in two quarries in the Preseli hills in Pembrokeshire.
Image Courtesy of Adam Stanford and National Geographic.
December 7, 2015.
Nick Romeo, of National Geographic, has written an interesting article about the recent discovery of the particular quarries from which the  UNESCO World Heritage Site Stonehenge's
bluestones (spotted dolerite) came.

"Forty-three bluestones survive out of an estimated 80 that once stood at Stonehenge; they form an inner horseshoe at the site, surrounded by the outer circle of much larger giant sandstone monoliths. By dating and studying artifacts from the quarries, the archaeologists have determined when and how prehistoric people first extracted these bluestones. "

To read the full articleclick here.

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