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New Possible Quarry Site for Stonehenge’s Bluestones Found
Friday, November 22, 2013
PRESELI HILLS, PEMBROKESHIRE-- Geologist Richard Bevins of the National Museum of Wales and his colleagues compared samples of rock and debris from Stonehenge with samples from the Preseli Hills in Wales. His data suggests that the Stonehenge bluestones came from Carn Goedog, a mile away from Carn Meini, where archaeologists have been looking for evidence of a Stonehenge quarry since the 1920s, when geologist Herbert Henry Thomas chose the spot as a likely source. “I hope that our recent scientific findings will influence the continually debated question of how the bluestones were transported to the Salisbury Plain,” he said.
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