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Stonehenge rock source discovered

December 20, 2011 | Comment icon 8 comments



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Scientists believe they've found the precise source of the rocks used in Stonehenge's first circle.
The rocks are believed to have come from an outcrop in south-west Wales at a site called Craig Rhos-y-Felin, it is the first time any of the stones used in the construction of the 5,000-year-old monument have been traced. What isn't clear however is whether the stones were quarried and brought back to the site or if they were carried there by glaciation.
Researchers have been able to match fragments of stone from around the 5,000 year old monument with an outcrop of rock in south-west Wales.


Source: Telegraph | Comments (8)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by .Hollow. 11 years ago
didnt we know they were brought from pretty far away already? they said before that the stones were moved thru mountains. this would interest me more if they could tell us some "possible" ways they moved them. this article is the same as the others. cool facts but let us know HOW THEY WERE MOVED THAT FAR......
Comment icon #2 Posted by BiffSplitkins 11 years ago
cool facts but let us know HOW THEY WERE MOVED THAT FAR......
Comment icon #3 Posted by clfr21 11 years ago
agree, i've heard that they're from wales before. want to know how and why.....
Comment icon #4 Posted by Xanthurion2 11 years ago
weird
Comment icon #5 Posted by Spectre1979 11 years ago
Agree with you all. Come on, tell us something better!
Comment icon #6 Posted by rocky_923 11 years ago
Not sure if this has been posted on UM before, but here is a possible explanation as to how the stones were moved and placed.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Denver King 11 years ago
I thought they were supossedly Blue Stone from Wales/Pembrokeshire and taken by raft up the Avon, they were certainly not Sarsen stone that can be found in all of Wiltshire! Forgive me if I am wrong but that is what I was led to believe! If I remember they found one of these Blue stones on the Bed of River Avon to support the fact!
Comment icon #8 Posted by thalassinus 11 years ago
.....i heard this like a year or two ago.......yawn


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