Natures wonders: giant stone movement (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Friday, July 31, 2020, 20:32 (3 days ago) @ David Turell

The source of Stonehenge sarsen megaliths found 25 kilometers away"

The sources of the stone used to construct Stonehenge around 2500 BCE have been debated for over four centuries. The smaller “bluestones” near the center of the monument have been traced to Wales, but the origins of the sarsen (silcrete) megaliths that form the primary architecture of Stonehenge remain unknown. Here, we use geochemical data to show that 50 of the 52 sarsens at the monument share a consistent chemistry and, by inference, originated from a common source area. We then compare the geochemical signature of a core extracted from Stone 58 at Stonehenge with equivalent data for sarsens from across southern Britain. From this, we identify West Woods, Wiltshire, 25 km north of Stonehenge, as the most probable source area for the majority of sarsens at the monument."

Comment: This is similar to giant stones at and near Cuzco, Peru, the giant figures on Easter Island, the giant stones in the Pyramids of Egypt. How did they do it? Probably on wooden rollers.

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