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Stonehenge source discovered in Wales


Posted on Sunday, 24 November, 2013 | Comment icon 7 comments

Stonehenge dates back as far as 3000 BC. Image Credit: PD - Wiki
Archaeologists admit that they've been looking for clues in the wrong place for almost 100 years.
For the longest time the huge stone slabs that make up the outer ring of the enigmatic Neolithic monument were thought to have originated at Pembrokeshire’s Preseli Hills, but thanks to recent geological studies it has been revealed that the stones instead came from another site located approximately one mile away.

"After this, I don’t expect to be getting Christmas cards from the archaeologists who have excavated at the wrong place all these years," said Richard Bevins of the National Museum of Wales.

The discovery was made by using x-rays to compare the bluestones of Stonehenge with the rocks from both sites to find a positive match.

The exact way in which the stones were originally moved to the site of Stonehenge and set up has remained something of an enigma for thousands of years. Efforts are underway to determine if the stones were manually transported from the hills or if they had been already carried most of the way by a glacier during the last Ice Age.

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Wickian on 22 November, 2013, 11:48
Hmm, I'd like to see a counter of how many "experts" face-palmed over this. Everyone probably assumed everyone else already looked around for matching stones lol.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Taun on 22 November, 2013, 11:51
"Ummm... Ah.... We made no mistake in our 90 year research into the Preseli Hills... We... ummm... were researching the 'control' site.. and now we are prepared to study the actual site and then compare it to the uh... 'natural' site... Ummm... Ahhh... Yeah, that's it!"...
Comment icon #3 Posted by Leonardo on 22 November, 2013, 12:15
Red-faced these archaeologists may be, but at least science has shown itself to be self-correcting - even it it took 90 years to do so!
Comment icon #4 Posted by third_eye on 22 November, 2013, 13:16
nothing wrong with accepting one's own mistake ... its those pompous blowhards that claims to have known all there is to know that needs to dance naked around the true site at the next festival ... hehehehhe
Comment icon #5 Posted by homo.liberis on 25 November, 2013, 3:43
Still.....an incredible achievement.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Big Jim on 25 November, 2013, 13:53
This should serve to remind us that the accepted dogma about all ancient sites might be wrong. Just because something is accepted as true doesn't make it so.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Child of Bast on 3 December, 2013, 14:49
At least they were looking in the right country. It would've been a bigger blunder had the stones come from somewhere else entirely rather than from just a different area of Wales.


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