Sunday, 15 July 2018

Stonehenge builders may have transported megaliths down ‘stone highway’ from Wales

RESEARCHERS believe they may have solved the mystery of how the huge stones of Stonehenge were transported to the iconic structure.
It is claimed that the megaliths for Stonehenge, located near Amesbury, in Wiltshire,were moved from Welsh quarries using a "stone highway" - potentially explaining how they travelled from Wales to Salisbury Plain.
Stonehenge, located near Amesbury, in Wiltshire, is an iconic site but historians often debate the origins of its construction and how the stones reached there

The journal Antiquity claims that the route initially thought to be true - proposed by H.H. Thomas in 192 - is wrong.
It reads: "New analytical techniques, alongside transmitted and reflected light microscopy, have recently prompted renewed scrutiny of Thomas's work.
"While respectable for its time, the results of these new analyses, combined with a thorough checking of the archived samples consulted by Thomas, reveal that key locations long believed to be sources for the Stonehenge bluestones can be discounted in favour of newly identified locations at Craig-Rhos-y-felin and Carn Goedog."
A study claims that the stones were moved from Pembrokeshire to Wiltshire on route using roads and rivers.
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