Category Archives: Bluestones

Stonehenge Bluestone Glaciation: The Final Word

Tim Daw [Sarsen.org] argues against the Stonehenge Bluestone Glaciation Theory: Where’s all the other bluestones on the Salisbury Plain? Surely a glacier wouldn’t have brought only the precise number of them required at Stonehenge…? “…. not a single bluestone left … Continue reading

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Julian Richards at Megalithomania 2019

Keynote speaker at this years Megalithomania Conference Mike Parker Pearson has had to drop out owing to a hip operation. MPP has been pencilled in for the 2020 conference. Mike’s current project searching Pembrokeshire for the Stonehenge bluestone quarries and … Continue reading

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Bluestone Land Route Established

It has long been known that the bluestones of Stonehenge came from the Preseli Hills of west Wales, 230km from Salisbury Plain, and recently Geologists and Archaeologists have identified their exact geological source at two quarries Carn Goedog and Craig … Continue reading

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First Stonehenge people from Wales

Researchers have shown that cremated humans at Stonehenge were from the same region of Wales as the stones used in construction. The key question was to understand the geographic origin of the people buried at Stonehenge. The key innovation was finding … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Altar Stone

In 2017 the number of visitors to Stonehenge reached a peak of 1.58 million. Yet the vast majority of these visitors will have walked around the monument outside of the ditch at some distance from the stones owing to the … Continue reading

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Searching for the Welsh Stonehenge

The Welsh Origins of Stonehenge Principal Investigator: Michael Parker Pearson Professor, University College London, Institute of Archaeology “One of the great mysteries of prehistory is why Stonehenge’s ‘bluestones’ came from over 140 miles away in west Wales. While Stonehenge’s sarsen … Continue reading

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Stonehenge Bluestones and the Ice

It was the Ice that Did It June 1st sees the publication of “The Stonehenge Bluestones” by Brian John (Greencroft Books, 2018) which the author claims to be a radical new assessment of the myths and the facts surrounding the … Continue reading

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