21 December 2011

Source of the bluestones

According to Wired Science, geologists in Great Britain have used petrographic techniques to establish with reasonable certainty the exact source of the bluestones used to construct the inner circle at Stonehenge.
They found the culprit on a 65-metre-long outcropping called Craig Rhos-y-Felin, near Pont Saeson in north Pembrokeshire. It lies approximately 160 miles from the Stonehenge site.

The question remains though, as to how neolithic people transported huge chunks of rock from Wales to Wiltshire, some 5,000 years ago. Some historians reckon that these stone age builders quarried the stones in Pembrokeshire and brought them over to England, while others argue that giant glacial shifts moved the stones, hundreds of thousands of years earlier.


  1. Wonder if they needed an escort and those "Wide Load" banners while on the M4? Hmm...


  2. Either that or they did it like this guy did (who built his own Stonehenge in his yard using only himself, gravity, and ingenuity!):


  3. it looks like the link cut off. It ends in "rocks", in case copy/paste doesn't like that it cut off!


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