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Re: Myths, truths and theories - Stonehenge
Sep 01, 2010, 08:11
moss wrote:
A rather well argued lecture given by Brian John on his belief that the bluestones were transported by a glacial event and not by human effort.
Though the argument has reached saturation point on this forum, he is very interesting, and I noted the last time in Wales browsing through books, that he has written a lot of fiction books as well. Not that that has anything to do with his strongly held belief of transportation by glacier but towards the end of the lecture, he proposes that Stonehenge was unfinished and experimental........

"In the third of a series of Western Mail articles by speakers at this year’s Do Lectures, geologist and author Brian John debunks the ‘bluestone myth’ – the idea that prehistoric people travelled hundreds of miles in order to drag gigantic stones toSalisbury Plain

THIS story about the heroic neolithic tribesmen carrying scores of giant stones from the Preseli Hills to Stonehenge has now entered into British mythology.

It has become gradually clearer, over the last decade or two, that there is no evidence to support this story.

I want to inspire people to think very carefully about some of the myths that we as a community sign up for."..........


Well for what it's worth I agree with him...without coming up with another plausible answer of course other than they must have been present in the area!! It has always just sounded too far-fetched to me UNLESS Stonehenge is far more important than even we have ever imagined. IF they really did bring them from Wales then the meaning of Stonehenge has been completely underestimated so far because to have done this in my opinion would have been of such HUGE importance that it would have meant life itself...or an Afterlife of course which I would think much more likely. What would you NOT do to be granted an Afterlife if you believed in such a thing. I personally think that believing that Stonehenge was for the ancestors is only the beginning and it went far beyond that in the mindset of Neolithic man. Dying was only the beginning.
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