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The Quest for the Origins of Stonehenge – complete PDF

All 3 parts posted 3-5 April as one complete article

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The Quest for the Origins of Stonehenge – Part III

Continued from Part II: Provenancing the Stones The View from the Otherside of the RiverIt would appear that from its very inception, the Stonehenge Riverside Project (SRP) had a predetermined objective that a sceptic might be tempted to think that … Continue reading

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The Quest for the Origins of Stonehenge – Part II

Continued from Part I: The Quest Begins Provenancing the StonesBeyond the Stonehenge Riverside Project the team took on further research as The Stones of Stonehenge Project (SOS) once again directed by Professor Mike Parker Pearson (now UCL Institute of Archaeology), … Continue reading

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The Quest for the Origins of Stonehenge

“The discovery of a dismantled stone circle—close to Stonehenge’s bluestone quarries in west Wales—raises the possibility that a 900-year-old legend about Stonehenge being built from an earlier stone circle contains a grain of truth. Radiocarbon and OSL dating of Waun … Continue reading

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The Story of the Lost Bluestone Circle

A dramatic discovery links Stonehenge to its original site – in Wales says the Guardian with a feature claiming finds at Waun Mawn in Preseli supports the theory that the Stonehenge bluestones first stood in circle in Wales before being … Continue reading

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STONEHENGE: WINTER SOLSTICE 2020

Winter Solstice sunset and sunrise to be live streamed from Stonehenge Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic English Heritage has cancelled the Winter Solstice gathering at Stonehenge this year in the interests of public health. Instead, the Winter Solstice sunset and … Continue reading

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Stop the Stonehenge Tunnel: Sign the Petition

Shockingly, against all advice, the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has given permission for the A303 Stonehenge Tunnel scheme to go ahead. “The decision by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps to drive a chasm through Stonehenge World Heritage Site will send shock … Continue reading

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Stonehenge Tunnel Approved

The controversial plan to construct a two-mile (3.2km) road tunnel near Stonehenge has been approved by the Transport Secretary. The tunnel will take the congested A303, which currently runs within a few hundred metres of the ancient monument, out of … Continue reading

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The Discovery of Lascaux Cave Paintings

Eighty years ago on the 12th September 1940 four teenagers followed their dog down a narrow hole to discover a stunning underground gallery of prehistoric artwork. The boys had discovered a complex of caves at Lascaux in the Vézère Valley … Continue reading

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Mitchell’s Fold: Prehistoric Monument or Modern Hoax?

Situated just inside the English border with Wales in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Mitchell’s Fold stone circle is part of a complex of prehistoric monuments in the landscape near Priest Weston, Montgomery. Sited on a … Continue reading

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